[mythtv-users] Import Recorder howto
gertk at xs4all.nl
Sat Oct 2 10:56:37 UTC 2010
Mike Perkins schreef:
> Nigel Pearson wrote:
>> Gert van der Knokke wrote:
>>> I was hoping I could connect this to an external recorder like gnutv
>>> (which can handle my firedtv+ca-module+smartcard whereas Mythbackend
>>> only handles the unencrypted channels)
>> That will be tricky, but yes it should be possible.
>> You need something external (like a script) to either
>> monitor the backend logs for a recording startup message,
>> or to be invoked by the new Myth "System Events",
>> to invoke gnutv and generate the recording file.
> Aren't you in danger of some kind of "chicken and egg" situation here?
> If the system event is triggered, and you rely on that to start the
> external recorder, the intermediate file/pipe won't exist at that
> point and the whole thing will collapse.
> To get that to work I suspect you're going to have to do some fairly
> detailed sequence analysis to make sure things happen in the right order.
For now I created a cronlist for user mythtv which records some fairly
fixed programs and stores it on the backend.
It works flawlessly but alas without the convenience of a guide...
I will dig in deeper if I have the time to install Mythtv from source.
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