[mythtv-users] detecting live video within mythtv?

Ivan Kowalenko ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Thu May 18 16:21:47 EDT 2006

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On May 18, 2006, at 07.57, David Schmidt wrote:

> On 5/17/06, Claude Boucher <mythtv.user at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Adam Hirsch a écrit :
>>> I'm still trying to solve the problem of detecting, via script,  
>>> whether the
>>> video input to my Hauppauge PVR-250 is currently a blank screen  
>>> or moving
>>> video;
> Static detection would be wonderful also!!!


> Would have been *really* nice if it noticed the channel was off the
> air and recorded the SD version, even if it missed the first few
> minutes.
> Oh well, if you get anywhere, I'd love to know.....

I totally agree as to the usefulness of this feature. ComCast's given  
us some trouble in the past, concerning cable functionality. Both  
times, they've had to end up cutting the main cable feed to the  
house, and in both cases, it interrupted a recording. When the cable  
feed was restored, I had my recording, but for some reason, my  
PVR-150 just gave me a corrupted recording (as in Myth would freeze,  
and I'd have to skip around the problem, until it happened again).  
I'd have loved to see Myth record only the parts where the cable was  
active, and give me two (or three, or four, or whatever) recordings,  
instead of one horribly awful recording requiring constant adjustment.
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