[mythtv-commits] Ticket #1425: Add "No grabber" selection to Video source setup

MythTV mythtv at cvs.mythtv.org
Wed Mar 1 06:32:51 UTC 2006

#1425: Add "No grabber" selection to Video source setup
 Reporter:  sphery <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>  |       Owner:  ijr
     Type:  patch                             |      Status:  new
 Priority:  minor                             |   Milestone:     
Component:  mythtv                            |     Version:     
 Severity:  low                               |  
 The attached patch allows users to configure a video source without a
 grabber.  This can be used with an additional video source for recording
 from devices such as VCR's or cameras.  Without the patch,
 mythfilldatabase attempts to run the configured grabber to retrieve 14
 days of listings every time mfdb is executed.  In the case of the
 !DataDirect grabber configured without username/password, this results in
 fourteen 401's (plus the expected 401's from HTTP auth).

 If selected, the xmltvgrabber column for the video source receives the
 value "none" and the useeit field is set to 0 (in case a user changes from
 a grabber with which useeit was set to no grabber, but does not explicitly
 disable and save useeit first).  At execution, mythfilldatabase skips the
 source (with a log message explaining why) without erroring.

 I left out usage information (as is shown when eitonly is selected)
 because trying to explain the issues involved with using a source with no
 data was too much to cover in the setup page.  :)

 Also, the patch has the side benefit that because it prevents failures,
 the post-fillData() tasks (like updating icons and
 !MythFillSuggestedRunTime) actually occur.  Until this patch was applied,
 my !MythFillSuggestedRunTime was never updated from the initial 1 Jan 1970

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/1425>
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