[mythtv-users] New Grabber Installation - Help!

Rod Roark rod at sunsetsystems.com
Sat Sep 1 21:15:28 UTC 2007

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Throwing away all your history of recordings and starting from
> scratch? Using the last few years of data isn't worth $5/mo
> (potentially $20/yr) to you?

Thanks for the insight but at this point I'm not confused about
whether I want to write a grabber.  Since you ask, it was done out of
personal interest and would make no sense at all financially.  Heck if
I didn't like to tinker, I'd just buy a commercial PVR.

> > Now my problem is installing it into my existing MythTV
> > installation, KnoppMyth R5F1.  Can someone tell me what the
> > correct procedure is for doing this?  I tried renaming my grabber
> > to /usr/bin/tv_grab_cz since MythTV seems to know about that one,
> > but with limited success.
> The different grabbers that are "built" into MythTV have
> grabber-specific code associated with them, so MythTV won't really
> work by just changing the name of your grabber.  Instead, you need
> 0.20.2 or higher (which provides support for XMLTV capabilities and
> tv_find_grabber, thanks to Stuart Morgan) to use your own custom
> grabber.

OK then what would be the installation procedure for a new grabber
under 0.20.2?  Sorry if I missed some obvious documentation, but for
some reason I've had a very hard time trying to find any.



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