[mythtv-users] command line Myth

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Thu Feb 2 18:54:55 UTC 2006

Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
> On Thursday 02 February 2006 10:16, Tom Lichti wrote:
>> Vincent Yau wrote:
>>> Hi:
>>> i am looking for a way to record TV shows using myth but I would
>>> invoke the recording from command line (and not from mythfrontend).
>>> So I issue a Linux command with the appropriate
>>> parameters and it would enter a recording
>>> with the given start/end time.
>>> Is there a way to do so?  I try to dissect the mysql schema
>>> for myth and I tried adding a record to the table "record" but
>>> nothing happens.
>>> Any tip much appreciated.
>>> --Vincent
>> There is a script in the source directory mythtv/contrib called
>> myth.rebuilddatabase.pl, you may want to try looking at that for some
>> clues.
> But myth.rebuilddatabase.pl doesn't add items to the schedule; it simple 
> imports existing media files into the list of available recorded 
> content.  At best, I'd imagine it would yield some clues about how to 
> manipulate the database in Perl.
Ah. It's still not clear exactly what the OP wants. I assumed he had a 
recording from something else that he wanted to add to the database. I 
think you are correct though, in which case I think there was another 
post with better information.


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