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

Lars Kellogg-Stedman lars at larsshack.org
Mon Aug 21 01:02:32 UTC 2006

On 8/20/06, chris at cpr.homelinux.net <chris at cpr.homelinux.net> wrote:
> Part 2- A special kind of recording rule (or a recording
> profile/codec for a normal rule) that allows Myth to schedule a
> recording but then not actually record anything when the time
> comes.  That would allow the tuner to be forced to an idle state.


I like the idea of a special rule rather than a special codec or
recording profile, since the rule wouldn't be associated with a normal
input source or program schedule.  I think the best solution would
have MythTV launch the external program at the appropriate time --
this would allow standard priority semantics to apply, so that if
you've scheduled your favorite movie ever at the same time as a
regular radio recording your radio recording would get preempted.

This would be a nice general solution for doing things with encoder
cards outside of myth.

-- Lars

Lars Kellogg-Stedman <lars at larsshack.org>

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