[mythtv-users] Feature request/idea?

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 04:18:54 UTC 2005

> Searching the archives tells me there used to be an "instant record" feature in
> MythTV. I hope this feature returns someday.
> What I'd like to be able to do is if I se something on Live TV that I want to record, is
> be able to tell Myth essentially save its live buffer and continue recording for some
> amount of time (like a VCR will to instant record for 30 minutes, an hour, and so
> on). It should be able to do this even if there is no guide data for a source or
> channel.
> For example, I have an xbox hooked up as a channel, and sometimes we'll record
> our games online. Sometimes it isn't worth recording, sometimes it is. It'd be nice if
> Myth could be running in Live TV mode, and if things were going well, run in and tell
> it to keep the live buffer, and start recording. I've tried getting it to record now, but
> Myth doesn't seem to let you start a recording on a channel without guide data.

The "R" key should already record what's left of the program. However,
I don't believe it will write the buffer to the recording as well .


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