[mythtv-users] Recording programs that I need to go through menus to get to

David Kramer david at thekramers.net
Mon Mar 19 04:04:10 UTC 2007

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/16/2007 08:02 AM, David Kramer wrote:
>> I have to use my cable box to change channels, and I have an IR blaster
>> and channel changing script to do that.  There are some programs I need
>> to go though menus to get to (Comcast On Demand).  I doubt there's a way
>> in Myth to do that as is.
>> I thought of two possibilities:
>> - Somehow add a phoney channel to myth, and change the channel changing
>> script to do nothing when it sees that channel.  I would have to
>> manually go to the program on the cable box.
>> - Somehow add a phoney channel to myth, and change the channel changing
>> script to go through the menus to that program when it sees that channel.
>> Before I do that, I would like to hear what others do.  Also, is there
>> already some mechanism for recording something automatically without
>> changing the channel?
> Since you won't have guide data for the channel, the approach you 
> specify is probably the best (and it will allow you to give good 
> titles/subtitles to your recordings).  (Actually, the best approach 
> would be to script the commands in such a way that they can be sent to 
> the STB automatically, but that's an exercise left to the reader--who's 
> likely to figure out that the best isn't worth the cost when good enough 
> is so much easier.)  For more information on this approach, see 
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/232857#232857 .

Interesting!  Thanks.  There's a difference in what I'm trying to do and
what was asked in that thread, in that I'm trying to capture from the
same input I always do, but I think I can work around that.

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