[mythtv-users] Recording from Composite

Bruce Markey bjm at lvcm.com
Mon Mar 8 18:18:31 EST 2004

Jamin W. Collins wrote:
> I apologize if this is an FAQ, but I've checked the archives and google
> and not found an answer so far.
> I know pressing "C" will change inputs and this changes from Cable to
> Composite inputs fine.  However, once viewing the Composite input, how
> do I get MythTV to start recording?  Pressing "R" has no apparent effect
> of any kind.  I would like to archive some of my daughter's VHS tapes on
> DVD for her so she doesn't wear out the originals.

In order for it to record, it has to know the channel it is
recording from. Re-run the "setup" program and answer "no" to
the first two questions.

Go to Video Sources, enter a name and set the frequency table
but don't enter a zip code then click Finish and ignore the

Go to Input Connections and associate the VHS's input with
the new source.

Go to Channel Editor and create a new channel for the new video

You can then setup a Manual Schedule to record from your VHS

--  bjm

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