[mythtv-users] MythTV records but doesn't write to disk...

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Dec 15 15:33:13 UTC 2008

On Monday 15 December 2008 08:16:24 Udo van den Heuvel wrote:
> Udo van den Heuvel wrote:
> > Udo van den Heuvel wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> Yes, another one of these.
> >
> > After yet another reboot things changed!!
> > Hmmm...
> I can remark though that MythTV happily mentions that it's recording
> while there is NO data coing in due to soem issue.
> I tested more:
> So even if the card has no antenna (no signal!) MythTV won't complain
> and just pretend to record.

It's not pretending. It is actually recording the static or whatever else 
might be being captured.

> Can't this be detected?
> I.e.: reception or not? And thus a valid recording or not?
> Anyone?

What about if you are recording a "technical difficulties" slide?

Myth has no way to know about "content", though you might be able to detect a 
non-changing video (color bars?)

If a station is off the air, it might well come back up in the middle of a 
program, and you might want to record what's left of the program.

Making content judgements is probably beyond Myth, at least at this point.

You might also be able to detect a no-signal condition if you could get 
reliable signal strength indications.

But on the whole, I don't think I'd want Myth to be making "content" 

beww at beww.org

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