[mythtv] Auto-Off Feature

Ken Bass kbass at kenbass.com
Mon Nov 24 23:11:29 EST 2003

On Sun, 23 Nov 2003 19:44:49 -0800, Chris Petersen <lists at forevermore.net>

>Nice idea.  However, how do you get at the machine to schedule
>recordings, etc?   I usually do that via mythweb, at pretty random times
>of day.  That would mean that I'd have to walk out to my living room,
>turn on the myth box, walk back to my office and run mythweb,
>remembering to shut the myth box down when I was done.  Not to mention
>the trouble I'd have if I was on vacation and forgot to set something up
>to record.  (ie. not a solution for me, but I run a small cluster in my
>basement that's always on, and my myth box is an uber-quiet pundit)

 What about the wake on lan (WOL) feature. Maybe that could be used to
incorporate a method of powering up when mythweb is accessed. Many modern
BIOSes and network cards support it. (see also magic packet)

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