[mythtv-users] fiberoptic IPTV recording on mythtv

Pedro Pessoa prp at pobox.com
Fri Jan 12 23:53:25 UTC 2007


I'm also posting this answer to the list. I hope it's ok with you.

On Sunday 07 January 2007 17:07, Mike Mironov wrote:
> Pedro Pessoa wrote:
> > 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.
> > http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/216104
> >
> > I just needed to setup a MPEG-TS recorder "capture card"
> > http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/202882
> >
> > 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.
> It is not best solution. Upgrade to last SVN. AFAIK in latest SVN
> already included changes for work with IPTV. Daniel speaks about it.
> > 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.
> 	Upgrade is simple. All what your need is M3U file with channels.
> Examples of this file can be found in
> mythtv/libs/libmythtv/iptv/README.UDP. Your must create this file and
> setup new capture "card" - Network recorder. After it your must scan
> channels.
> > 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.
> 	About your problem with some channels. I have some problems with some
> channels two. My problem is solved in last SVN (as I known, I use
> 0.20-fix + iptv patch (Ticket #2152) on my MythTV box with IPTV only).
> If upgrade to last SVN isn't solve your problem your may write me or
> open ticket for your problem.

Finally the weekend is here and I could spend some time with MythTV again!

I followed your advice and went to the latest SVN.
Just finished upgrading, and voilá, the error I had no longer occours! 
Thanks for the tip!

Now I need to understand how to put back the grabber working, since I didn't 
use it like instructed on the README.UDP.
And I also need to understand why mytharchive, mythmusic are not loading. BTW, 
I got a compilation error on mythgallery. I had to disable it. I also need to 
go over that.


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