[mythtv] an update on SVN firewire recordings

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 21:22:43 UTC 2007

On 6/25/07, Jim Westfall <jwestfall at surrealistic.net> wrote:
> 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.
> jim

SVN doesn't allow you to configure an external changer. Has the
external changer been updated to support the GUID? If it has and there
is a way to use an external changer with SVN then this might be enough
to write a script to solve the problem.


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