[mythtv-users] MythTV manual recording -- newbie question

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jul 5 17:34:55 EDT 2005

Vincent Yau wrote:

> I am a newbie to MythTV.  I am able to watch TV with my MyTV and I 
> have a bttv 878 based
> capture card.   My Linux kernel is 2.6.9 with Fedora 3.
> I was trying to use MythTV to capture.  I fire up mythfrontend,
> went into the recordings screen and try to do the manual recordings.
> I have DirecTV so I cannot do any Guide listing or program search.
> All I hope to do is schedule a manual recording.

You should be able to get listings for DirecTV--unless you're in a 
country for which there is no XMLTV grabber ( http://www.xmltv.org/ ).  
If you're in the US, use DataDirect ( 
http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-5.html#ss5.3 ).

> I went to that screen but it does not seem to have any "save" menu.
> I click on "Set options" and I can see the "Save" option.  But I cannot
> click on it as that is not an option I can select.

Because the options displayed are the current options (i.e. would result 
in no changes).

> How can I use MythTV to schedule recordings?

Use LEFT/RIGHT to select the desired option--try using LEFT/RIGHT on all 
the options you can select to get a feel for the UI.



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