[mythtv] an update on SVN firewire recordings

Jim Westfall jwestfall at surrealistic.net
Mon Jun 25 17:17:09 UTC 2007

Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> wrote [06.25.07]:
> 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.

If an external channel changer is configured it will be used instead of 
the built in code.


> 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%
> before.
> -derek
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