[mythtv-users] Anable to record from other vedio source

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 10:26:01 EST 2005

On 24/11/05, Rama, Ganesh Koti <ganesh.kr at hp.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have built Mythtv on Fedora core 3.Using Win Tv Express v4l card.
> I am able to watch tv when I give composite video input from a set top
> box.
> But not able to record the same.
> I am in India & I don't have any kind of EPG support.
> So I just want to record whatever I watch on Tv.
> Plz help me out.

Most of mythtv depends on having tv guide information in the database.
 As I understand it your only option in the current stable release
0.18.1 is to use 'Manual Recording' from the 'Manage Recordings' menu.
 You choose a channel, start time and a durations.  It's a bit fiddly
but it does work - I use it for recording off my VCR.

I believe that the current SVN build has a one-touch recording feature
which sounds like what you were hoping for.  If you search the archive


for recording live TV you should find a fairly long discussion.

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