[mythtv-users] Watch TV while listening to music

Dewey Smolka dsmolka at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 00:18:33 UTC 2007

On 3/15/07, Bill Williamson <bill at bbqninja.com> wrote:
> On 3/16/07, Troy Dack <troydack at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've managed to successfully get my MythTV box up and running using a DVICO
> > FusionHDTV Dual tuner (except for the remote, but that's another issue).
> >
> > After being suitably impressed by the ability to schedule, record and replay
> > programs as well as watch the wealth of digital media that I'v accumulated
> > there's one thing that I can't work out how to do within MythTV.
> >
> > What I would like to do is have the video from either LiveTV or a recorded
> > program displayed _but_ have the audio from the mythmusic module playing.
> >
> > For those asking, "Why?"  I regularly watch sports (Cricket, Australian
> > Rules, Rugby Union) without the need for commentators.  Replacing
> > commentators with a decent playlist would be preferable.
> You could run two instances of mythtv I guess... ?

This works quite well but requires a keyboard attached to the Myth
machine or the ability to ssh in.

Start one instance of mythfrontend and play the music. Ctrl-tab to a
new desktop and start a second mythfrontend to show
TV/video/recordings, or whatever.

I do this often during baseball season (for which I can barely wait).

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