[mythtv-users] MythTV without TV card

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Tue Mar 4 19:21:31 UTC 2003


I've done this with my MythTV.  I am using TiVos for SD-MPEG conversion so
I don't want the TV module or the backend.

in MC/programs/mythfrontend/main.cpp
comment out the line
gContext->ConnectServer(server, port);

Only run mythfrontend (do not run mythtv or mythbackend).

I also took out the TV icon out of mainmenu.xml  This is somewhat of a pain,
because setup (for mythweather) is in the TV menu.  I think each module
should have its own setup screen instead of depending on another module.

Maybe we can add this for a future release?  (ie no backend and configurations
inside the specific module)

I can supply patches if necessary.


> 
> Tom van Wietmarschen wrote:
> 
> >On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 12:14:47PM -0600, Unit3 wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>Tom van Wietmarschen wrote:
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >>>Is it possible to run MythTV without a TV tuner card ? 
> >>>I just want a pc to watch downloaded movies, dvd's and mp3's, 
> >>>the files will be uploaded to the machine using samba.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>I don't forsee any problems doing this, as long as you don't try to run 
> >>the "watch tv" module. ;)
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >I've got a couple of avi and mpeg files in /media/video I've set the video path
> >to /media/video but mythtv doesn't show the files in the 'watch a recording' menu.
> >I guess they need to be added to the database ?
> >
> >Tom
> >  
> >
> Tom Watch a recording only works with myth based NUV files wont work 
> with others.  Look into mythvideo to watch AVI/MPG files
> 
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