[mythtv-users] MythTV Status in your MOTD

Andrew Ruthven andrew at etc.gen.nz
Thu Nov 15 23:18:18 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 22:41 +0000, John Veness wrote:
> I haven't tried your script yet, but it sounds like it (or a modified 
> version of it) might be useful for something I've been meaning to do, 
> which is to generate a text file version of all the upcoming recordings.

From the XML feed we can see the next 10 scheduled recordings.  Using
the Python or Perl bindings then you can query all the scheduled
recordings (I believe).

So if the next 10 are okay, then the XML feed will do the job.

> I've had a couple of outages of my MythTV box recently, and I've 
> becoming so reliant on it that I find it very hard to go back to 
> 'normal' TV, i.e. looking in listings magazines and trying to remember 
> which episodes of a show I have seen and which I haven't.

Aye, likewise. It also helps with the "hang on, that program is missing"

> I was thinking that if I could get Myth to log (or email me) a list of 
> all upcoming recordings, that would be something I could use to guide my 
> normal TV watching if necessary.

I seem to recall seeing something about an RSS feed at one stage, no
mention of that in the Wiki though.

I could add some options to my tool that would only print the upcoming
recordings (optionally only today and tomorrow, or all 10).  Then
sending that as an email would be pretty trivial.

> I was thinking of a wget on mythweb, but a more nicely formatted text 
> file output would be easier to read.



Andrew Ruthven, Wellington, New Zealand
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