[mythtv-users] Simple On-the-fly record issues

mistersulu mistersulu at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 20:00:35 UTC 2007

That may be my best option.  I've found many "feature request" postings for a
"one touch record" feature similar to VCRs, but no real feedback from
developers.  Nonetheless, thank you very much for suggestion, as it seems to
be the best possible solution to my problem.  GUIs tend to convolute the
issues, imo.


David Brodbeck-2 wrote:
> On Sep 12, 2007, at 11:21 AM, mistersulu wrote:
>> I've looked through the Manual and Custom recording sections
>> and can't seem to find a way to simply record for one hour on the  
>> current
>> channel without any additional intelligence on the part of MythTV.
> I realize this isn't quite what you asked for, but it may be easiest  
> to use some other piece of software to do the recording.  If you have  
> a hardware MPEG-2 card, this can be as simple as selecting the right  
> channel with ivtvctl, then doing "cat /dev/video0 >recording.mpg".   
> I've used this method to digitize VHS tapes before.  Naturally you'll  
> need to stop mythbackend first.
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