Manage Recordings

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Schedule Recordings

Program Guide

The electronic program guide (EPG), allows you to see what is currently being shown on the channels you receive. The EPG is color coded, each color represents a different category of show. The colors are determined by the theme currently being used and can be customized by editing the file "ui.xml" in the directory for the theme.

The guide needs data from somewhere. In North America you can get this data from Data Direct, in other parts of the world you use XMLTV. mythfilldatabase retrieves the program data and should be run nightly. Starting with version 0.19, DVB-T sources can use EIT to build the program guide.

Program Finder

The Program Finder allows searching by letter or number to find what shows are available. In the left hand column, select the appropriate letter. In the second column, a list of titles is available. In the third column will be a list of times the show is airing.

A description of the program appears at the top of the screen, showing the original air date and the time and channel of the next airing.

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Custom Record

Manual Schedule

Manual Schedule allows the MythTV user to manually enter parameters to be used for recording. This is very similar to controls that were made popular on VCR (video cassette recorder) devices.

The options are very straightforward and simple to use:

Channel: The desired channel to be recorded

Date or day of the week: This can be set to record a show up to two months in the future.

Time: The start time of the recording. Can be selected in 5 minute increments.

Duration: From 1 to 360 minutes

Title (optional)

Once this information is entered, the next step is to Set Recording Options.

Set Priorities

Upcoming Recordings

This screen lists all of the scheduled recordings, showing the time, channel, and title. When a program is actually recording, the text is shown in a red font; normally, it is green. Once a program has been recorded, it is removed from this list by MythTV.

Delete Recordings

Should you desire to erase any of your recordings, this is the screen to do it from. A list of all currently saved recordings is presented, along with a helpful thumbnail video preview of the content and a status bar indicating how much disk space has been used and how much is still free.

To delete a video, scroll to the selection, and press the "OK" button on the remote. A confirmation screen will appear; select "Yes, delete it" and the video is erased. This screen defaults to "No", so should you accidentally press "OK" here, your video will still be saved.

Previously Recorded