[mythtv-users] backend still recording live tv after frontend shutdown

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 12:19:50 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 8:15 AM, Gerald Brandt<gbr at majentis.com> wrote:
> The myth protocol could add a heartbeat.  Once a minute, the frontend (while
> watching live TV) sends a 'ping' to the backend.  If the backend doesn't get
> 2 pings in a row, it assumes the frontend is gone, and stops live tv.  I
> don't know enough about the protocol, but something like this should be
> possible.
> Gerald
> ----- "Jean-Yves Avenard" <jyavenard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/6/10 ryan patterson <ryan.goat at gmail.com>:
>> > Maybe you could teach your wife to not randomly turn off the computer
>> > without properly shutting it down?
>> What an unkind comment.
>> Especially as I've seen it happening even if you do quit the frontend.
>> In any case; you can't expect non-technical people watching TV, that
>> this isn't a TV where you can just turn it off and walk away...

Please don't top-post.

I don't think the original poster has a problem with the backend
continuing to record after the frontend shuts down.  It appears to be
a problem with his wife not exiting Watch TV.

IIRC, if the tuner watching LiveTV is needed, Myth by default will
take it (after popping a message up on-screen.
 In addition, Myth will auto-expire the LiveTV recorded shows first,
unless you've changed the settings from default.

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