[mythtv-users] Perpetual recording with MythTV?
nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 20:18:48 UTC 2010
On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 3:05 AM, jeetu.golani at gmail.com <
jeetu.golani at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Are you recording a TV signal?
> Yes I am recording a TV signal for later analysis (maybe manually scanned).
> However, I would like to record without a program guide.
Mythtv is heavily dependent on a program guide for scheduling. Make up a
"dummy" schedule as an xmltv file, which is simply has, say, the same
programme title in each hour, say "perpetual recording" and the date and
time as subtitle (in this context subtitle is the episode name, not text
that pops up on screen). Then import that via mythfilldatabase and then set
myth to record every episode of "perpetual recording".
Your xml file would look something like:
<programme channel="the.one.channel.we.want" start="20100928070000 +1300"
<title lang="eng">Perpetual Recording</title>
<sub-title>28-09-2010 7.00 am</sub-title>
(repeat the above block every hour, easy to generate via a simple script)
You then get your recording in one hour blocks (of course if you want
smaller or larger blocks, the concept is easy to change).
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> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 7:22 PM, Another Sillyname <
> anothersname at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 27 September 2010 14:46, jeetu.golani at gmail.com
>> <jeetu.golani at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > First, let me admit that I am not intrinsically familiar with all of
>> > therefore pls forgive if I'm asking something that should be apparent :)
>> > I have a need and I wonder if MyhTV can fill that role or it would be
>> > to start off from scratch. The core requirements I have are:
>> > - 24x7 recording for 30 or 60 days.
>> > - Being able to auto-expire content that is more than 30 or 60 days old.
>> > - Recording without an EPG (electronic program guide)
>> > - Facility to pull out recorded footage based solely on time slice -
>> > time - end time.
>> > - Transcode the pulled out clip with a timestamp.
>> > - (Optional but desireable) The ability to add metadata to this pulled
>> > clip such as Title and to be able to search clips that have been pulled
>> > in the past.
>> > Other features such as Commercial tagging are definite pluses in favour
>> > MythTV.
>> > My experimentation with the Manual Recording in MythTV shows that I can
>> > most schedule a recording for 360 minutes - so far I have not been able
>> > figure out how I can schedule it to keep it recording perpetually
>> without a
>> > program guide.
>> > Similarly while viewing the recording I have not been able to figure out
>> > I can pull out a recording based solely on start - stop time. I can mark
>> > cut list and then go about transcoding it though that is too
>> > run-about....any chance of a user job or something with a UI wherein
>> > can be all done more directly?
>> > The perpetual recording feature seems to be something like what a
>> > CCTV recording solution may need - however I haven't experimented with
>> > it....what I would appreciate is if someone could point me of specific
>> > advanced features or customizations within MythTV that would allow me to
>> > each of the above....or point me in a direction as to whether I would
>> > to write my own plugin to have this work....or is MythTV not the ideal
>> > for the job here.
>> > Sincerely appreciate all help here :)
>> > Thanks,
>> > Jeetu
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