[mythtv-users] Connecting videogame console to frontend

Edward Rosinzonsky ed at entetel.com
Wed Jul 27 20:55:18 EDT 2005

 What if we remove the back-end/front-end complication.  Is it possible to
have an un-buffered capture device?

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Carl Fongheiser
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Connecting videogame console to frontend

On 7/27/05, Edward Rosinzonsky <ed at entetel.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a small dilemma.  I have a dedicated master backend with a 
> PVR-500 and PVR-250 in the garage, and a front-end only machine in the 
> living room, connected to the TV via S-Video.  I also have an xbox video
game console.
> Since my TV has only one S-Vidio input (and I don't want to use a 
> switch), I would like connect the console to the myth front-end, and 
> switch back and forth via mythtv.  Could I accomplish this by adding a 
> capture device with an S-Video input to the front-end?  Would I have 
> to configure it as a slave back-end?  I don't at any point intend to 
> record from this device, and I don't want it to be buffered either.

Unfortunately, no, it's not possible to do this with MythTV.  You could make
a menu entry to launch xawtv or tvtime to do it, though.

Carl Fongheiser
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