[mythtv-users] Integrating non-traditional program sources into MythTV (won't tell you what it 'was:')
kkuphal at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 20:12:36 UTC 2008
On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 3:01 PM, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com>
> On Jul 22, 2008, at 12:55 PM, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 01:37:19PM -0500, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>> > I agree. I have this on my TODO as part of finishing the MythNews
>> > enclosure support but I'm starting to see some value in taking this
>> out of
>> > MythNews and putting it more into the mainline frontend. I just
>> updated my
>> > home system to SVN with QT4 so I'm just about ready to start looking
>> at the
>> > code.
>> (Yo, everybody! Shut up now! That's a better response than I
>> expected. :-)
> It is an interesting conundrum. It really can't be integrated into
> searches per se because it isn't guide data. It doesn't fit in the
> traditional role of the program guide because the programs are instantly
> available without notice. How did you envision this appearing? Would you
> expect to see feed "recording rules" along side normal rules in the
> Recording Priorities list? I can see that, but then also it really doesn't
> require a priority because it can't compete with other rules. I can't see
> them appearing in the guide because, again, we have no future data for the
> feed. The only place they really need to appear is 1) Watch Recordings and
> 2) The screens you use to set them up.
> Since 1) is just a DB import, 2) really is the crux and seems to really be
> best managed by MythNews which already has the facility for setting up feeds
> on the frontend. What were your ideas?
> I know you're not asking me, but it makes sense to me to add a component to
> MythNews that updates feeds in the background and also checks a setting that
> says, "When metadata contains this regex, download to storage directory and
> insert into Watch Recordings". Not sure much else is needed.
That's pretty much where I was headed with it. The regex/search would come
after the background downloading. I'm not sure yet if I'd code up our own
downloader or just set up a link to something like podcatcher which could
handle it all on a cron basis. Of course, it's one more external dependency
so attempting a native one has some value.
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