[mythtv-users] Dummy Capture Card

Bob mythtv at cox.net
Sat Nov 10 15:42:27 UTC 2007

Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> 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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The experts here were not able to help me.  Most appeared not to 
understand that I do not want to leave my DLP TV turned on all the time 
like you would with a cable box:



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