[mythtv-users] Integrating non-traditional program sources into MythTV (won't tell you what it 'was:')

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 21:01:53 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 8:01 AM, Brad DerManouelian
<myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> 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
>> > RSS
>> >    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.
> It would be nice if there was an "Add this file with this metadata to Watch
> Recordings" API in the Perl bindings. Just sayin'...

Someone in this or one of the other spinoff threads posted about
mythnettv, which is a python program that does exactly that (among
other things).

It enables you to subscribe to feeds, queue downloads, and import
ad-hoc files into the recordings setup.


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