[mythtv-users] fiberoptic IPTV recording on mythtv

Pedro Pessoa prp at pobox.com
Sun Jan 7 15:26:37 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 03 January 2007 00:10, Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-01-02 at 15:54 -0800, Nate Crosno wrote:
> > The CRC IP recorder option in mythtv is setup so I have to define one
> > tuner for each channel.  When I hit watch TV in mythtv it
> > automatically switches to the tuner with the highest priority.  If my
> > cable box is not set to that channel then mythtv cant get the
> > multicast stream and it fails so I can only get one channel.
> You should upgrade to SVN head or the mythtv-iptv branch.
> The CRC IP recorder has been removed and replaced with an
> extension of the Freebox recorder with some bits of the
> CRC IP recorder merged in. It is now called the IPTV
> recorder. This recorder lets you set up as many channels
> as you need in a standard m3u file. You can then add the
> XMLTV IDs as needed to get listings (if this offering
> is available as a lineup in Zap2It, you should be able
> to just run mythfilldatabase to get these after running
> the channel scanner in mythtv-setup).

This update is very interesting. Let me describe my current setup:
- mythtv compiled from mythtv-0.20.tar.bz2 (after the 'a' patch relase) on a 
Mandriva 2007 machine.
- patched with crcipnetworkchannel from Mironov M.S. 

I just needed to setup a MPEG-TS recorder "capture card"

then using Mironov's patch I'm able to setup all the channels I have using 
their multicast address. The "tuner" will then work and act like any other 
video source. It's great.
What will the new developements on the mythtv-iptv branch bring? Is there any 
description somewhere? I'm wondering how painfull, or painless it will be for 
me to update my setup to the new code.

However, I have one problem. Some of my multicast channels cannot be displayed 
on live tv! I can record them like any other, and them watch the recording, 
but when it comes to live tv, they just don't play. And I'm a bit at a loss 
to know where to look for any error... help is welcomed.

Pedro Pessoa

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