[mythtv-users] Am I able to stop auto-recording?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sun Mar 26 13:37:08 UTC 2006

On Mar 26, 2006, at 8:15 AM, Martin Ereth wrote:

> Brad DerManouelian schrieb:
>> On Mar 26, 2006, at 7:55 AM, Martin Ereth wrote:
>>> Michael T. Dean schrieb:
>>>> On 03/23/2006 11:02 AM, William wrote:
>>>>>> I wasn't able to tell mythtv that it should not record any
>>>>>> channels I watch. Am I able to do that? How?
>>>>> I too would really like to turn off the auto-recording of live tv.
>>>> ...
>>>>> In answer to your question, I was told by the developers that its
>>>>> tough luck
>>>>> on not recording live tv. Get out your C compiler book and start
>>>>> hacking the
>>>>> code.
>>>> OK.  Due to popular demand--and the fact that people are ignoring
>>>> everyone's brief description of how to do what they're asking--I've
>>>> included more exact instructions here.  (And, note that no C (or  
>>>> C++)
>>>> compiling is required.)  Copy /usr/local/share/mythtv/tvmenu.xml to
>>>> ~/.mythtv/tvmenu.xml and add:
>>>>    <button>
>>>>       <type>TV_PLAYBACK</type>
>>>>       <text>Watch TV as If I Never Even Installed Myth Because I
>>>> Don't
>>>> Want Myth to Record LiveTV</text>
>>>>       <text lang="ES">TV directo</text>
>>>>       <action>EXECTV xawtv -f -device %s -dspdev %s -vbidev %s</
>>>> action>
>>>>    </button>
>>>> I've included button text I felt is appropriate (and an example of
>>>> how
>>>> to do translations), but feel free to modify it if desired.
>>> Hello!
>>> Instead of calling xawtv it would be much better to include a
>>> switch in myth to turn
>>> auto-recording on or off. ( maybe the page where you can set the
>>> other values for
>>> recording, eg space)
>>> That would solve many problems.
>>> For your solution you need xawtv installed. I just want to use  
>>> mythtv.
>> This has been discussed WAY too much on this list already. The answer
>> is all over the forums. If you're not recording live TV, you're not
>> using a PVR. MythTV is a PVR.
> Please be honest: Do you sometimes want to watch TV, just to see  
> what is broadcasted?
> Why do you need this recorded?
> I think it shouldn't be that hard work to include such a switch.
> When you can switch auto-recording off, many more users will be  
> using myth!!!
> I promise!
> Martin

In all honesty, I'm sick of reading about this. Yes, sometimes I  
watch broadcast TV just to see what's on. And when I start watching  
something and it ends up being good, I like hitting record and  
capturing the program from when I started watching it. I would never  
choose to give that up. If I flip the channel within a couple of  
minutes, the recording is expired in a couple of minutes. Otherwise  
it's expired the next day or when space is needed. I *honestly* don't  
see what the issue is. Frankly, nor do I care. It works. I'm happy.  
Let's move on to stuff that needs attention.

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