[mythtv-users] Dummy Capture Card

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sat Nov 10 04:07:48 UTC 2007

On Nov 9, 2007, at 7:55 PM, Bob wrote:

> I have an HDTV that has a firewire port that I can use to capture  
> shows.
>  Unfortunately, I cannot get it to work with mythtv.  Anytime my  
> system
> attempts to record, no data is received.
> The good news is that I have a shell script that works 100% of the  
> time
> that I currently use with an "at" job.  What I would like to do is
> create a fake capture card that will never record anything.  Then I  
> can
> use a channel changer script to launch my shell script (in the
> background) that will capture the video and put it in place of the  
> empty
> file that will not be recorded.  Finally, I can run a "user job" to  
> move
> the captured file on top of the empty file.
> Any ideas?

I have an idea. Get your firewire capture to work in MythTV. Solve the  
problem, not the hack. :) Maybe you can post a little more information  
about your firewire capture not working.

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