[mythtv-users] Check for active Recordings or Jobs?

James Pifer jep at obrien-pifer.com
Tue Sep 25 19:20:13 UTC 2007

> > Is there way to check for active recordings and jobs?
> mythshutdown -c

I'll try it and see if I get anything. 

> Honestly, it's never returned any data for me ever, but some people  
> say it works. :)
> > Is there a way to run mythrename.pl as a global post recording job?
> Set it up as a user job then you can by default assign the user job  
> to all new recordings.

I have some fear with doing this if other stuff is running. For example,
I ran mythrename.pl last week while two recordings were active and I
ended up with 0 byte files. Maybe it was a fluke and something else
caused it, but I don't know. Either way, that's why I want to make sure
that nothing is happening when it runs. 

I also have a User Job for transcoding to divx/avi using mencoder.
Running mythrename.pl while one of those jobs is going would hose it as
well I think.

> > (honestly I have not looked through the menus for this)
> > Other suggestions?
> You could use a cron job instead of a user job if you prefer that.

Right now it is a cron job running at 1AM. 


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