[mythtv-users] How do you disable a plugin (e.g. Netflix)?

Dewey Smolka dsmolka at gmail.com
Sun Jan 7 18:32:17 UTC 2007

On 1/7/07, Paul Harrison <mythtv at dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
> nospam312 wrote:
> > I can't/never use the Netflix (and some other plugins).  Is it
> > possible to remove them from the MythTV menus?
> >
> > I have tried "rpm -e mythflix" but that failed due to dependencies on
> > mythplugins and if I try "rpm -e mythplugins" this fails due to
> > dependencies on mythtv-suite.
> >
> > I am happy to either uninstall completely or just remove their menu
> > items from MythTV.
> >
> > TIA
> >
> >
> If you just want to remove the menu entries then all you need to do is
> remove the relevent '.so' file from /usr/lib/mythtv/plugins/.
> So to remove or rename the mythflix menu you would remove libmythflix.so
> Paul H.

There's no need at all to remove packages or delete files. Just edit
the menu files in /usr/share/mythtv.

For example, to get rid of NetFlix, edit
/usr/share/mythtv/info_menu.xml and delete the Netflix section.

Or if you want to move things around, you can cut and paste. For
example if you want Listen to Music on the main menu, cut or copy the
Listen to Music section from /usr/share/mythtv/library.xml to

Much safer and easier than mucking about with packages, and much less
likely to result in something breaking.

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