[mythtv-users] PVR 350, record from VCR

Jesse D. Guardiani jesse at wingnet.net
Sun Aug 21 20:28:15 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-08-20 at 04:17 +0100, Nick wrote:
> On 8/19/05, Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet.net> wrote:
> > Nick wrote:
> > 
> > >On 8/19/05, Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet.net> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >>Hello,
> > >>
> > >>I have a PVR 350. Normally it's primary input is SVideo from my Dish
> > >>reciever. However, I'd like to record some of my old VHS tapes to
> > >>disk via the tuner input so I can throw away the old tapes and preserve
> > >>their quality over time.
> > >>
> > >>I know I can switch inputs on the 350 via 'C', but what is the best way
> > >>to go about recording a 2 hr VHS tape? Is this even possible from the
> > >>LiveTV interface?
> > >>
> > >>Ultimately, I'd like these recorded tapes to show up under the video
> > >>section, but my CPU is way underpowered right now and I can't
> > >>decode mpeg in real time using software mplayer, so it would be better
> > >>for them to show up in the TV section for now (this way Myth will
> > >>make use of the 350's hardware decoder). But I'll need to label them
> > >>somehow and preferably put them all under a specific category/show.
> > >>
> > >>Any ideas?
> > >>
> Jesse,
> >From Erik's reply to another thread, this might be exactly what you're after:
> http://registration.hauppauge.com/webstore/hardware1.asp#av_cable
> It would allow both devices to be hardwired separately to SVideo
> inputs and the changing of the input can be controlled via software.

Yeah, that's cool. But does MythTV really support this sort of thing?

The input extender card and tuner0 (coax) are basically the same thing
to MythTV: a different input. The only difference is the quality and
the input name.

How do I schedule a manual recording on an input that doesn't have
a channel lineup associated with it?

The MythTV -> Manage Recordings -> Schedule Recordings -> Manual
Schedule doesn't seem to have any concept of Inputs. It only cares
about channels. So how do I make it record on an input that doesn't
have any channels?

Also, I've mapped the yellow button on my Hauppauge remote to the 'C'
key so I can cycle through inputs while watching LiveTV. But since
my tuner0 doesn't have a lineup associated with it, I can't change
inputs to it. Pushing the yellow button just freezes the screen and
shows me the same Input over and over.

Is there a way to fix this? If so, then that addon board would be
perfect. Thanks!

Jesse Guardiani
Programmer/Sys Admin
jesse at wingnet.net

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