[mythtv] an update on SVN firewire recordings

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Jun 25 15:40:46 UTC 2007

Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> writes:

> Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> says:
>> well, there should to be a way to get the firewire_tester "fix" code
>> into the backend
> Until this incorporation happens, can't this be done by writing a
> simple shell script that calls the tester repeatedly until it a) exits
> with a success code or b) never does (at which point the entire script
> exits), then the appropriate channel changer (6200ch or what have you)
> to change the channel, and have this script be called as the channel
> changer in mythtv-setup?

Um, that doesn't work on 0.21/trunk because there IS no external channel
changer.  Myth has the channel changer incorporated into the code itself
so I can't write a script that calls firewire-tester and then the
channel changer.

The only time I've seen a bad recording is when my roommate used the
cable remote to manually change the cablebox channel.  But even that
isn't fully reliable in reproducing the problem.  I've only got one
cablebox, so I did change the #if 0 to #if 1 and I'm running with it
now.  So far I'm 2/2 for good recordings, but I was at near 100%


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