[mythtv-users] Live tv does not work with channel changer, times out

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Jul 29 17:42:55 UTC 2007

On 07/28/2007 07:53 PM, James Armstrong wrote:
> Is there a setting for the amount of time the frontend waits for the backend
> when starting live tv? I have a dishnetwork channel changing script and the
> frontend times out before the backend finishes changing channels and starts
> the recording ring buffer. I can see it in the backend changing the channels
> and the frontend stops, then the backend complains about the socket handle
> being invalid because the frontend had exited live tv mode. It works if I
> start a recording on the dish input then do live tv because it forces it to
> use the OTA hd inputs that don't have the channel changing script.

You can write your channel change script to call another script and then
exit (with a 0 status).  The second script does the actual channel
change (i.e. is your current script) and the only purpose of the first
script is to pass on the message and exit quickly.


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