[mythtv-users] Reserving an encoder for an external program?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Aug 20 18:33:23 UTC 2006

On 08/20/06 09:08, Lars Kellogg-Stedman wrote:

>I'd like to use my MythTv box to record radio programs from the FM
>tuner in my PVR-500.  My understanding is that the stock MythTV build
>doesn't include support for scheduling radio recordings, so I'd like
>to use an external program to accomplish this task.
>The obvious requirement is that I find some way to do this that
>doesn't conflict with existing scheduled recordings.
>I'm hoping that there's some way to schedule "idle time" for an
>encoder in advance, or otherwise ask MythTV to leave an encoder alone
>at specific times so that it can be used by an external program.  Or,
>I guess, somehow shoehorn MythTV into doing all this for me.  I'm
>running MythTV 0.19.

You can tell Myth not to use it by not configuring it in mythtv-setup.  
Then, it can be used as a dedicated radio tuner for the other program.


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