[mythtv-users] Executing Scripts, etc - irexec/osd vs. Theme entries

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 14:09:12 UTC 2010

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 8:09 AM, Wayne Thomas <waynethomas69 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 2:01 PM, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am just looking for some input on what seems to be a personal
>> preference from what I can tell.
>> Trying to just run arbitrary commands while using mythtv from my
>> remote, some mythtv related, some not..  It appears I can have the
>> same functionality by programming irexec commands to buttons directly,
>> or adding EXEC actions into the theme I use.  I understand the
>> housekeeping required with the theme route, but I was just looking for
>> technical hurdles that I may hit when trying it with the theme.
>> I have plenty of free buttons to use for irexec (and can make as many
>> as needed as well...), but the idea of having a menu on the screen to
>> just scroll through with categories seems nicer to me.  I plan to just
>> have a master script with all of my commands in it either way, so it
>> is easy to maintain..
>> Any pros/cons to this?
>> Thanks
>> -Greg
> One con of using theme menus is that you have to quit out of what ever
> you are watching/listening to (back into the menu screen) in order to
> execute the script.  Using irexec means you can do whatever you want
> without disrupting your current entertainment.

Yeah, *most* of the time, I will not be running these while watching
media though, so using the OSD for feedback may not work.  (I have not
dug deep enough to know yet)

I guess for quickness, I will implement it with irexec and later today
start digging.

Thanks for the input.


> I queried a while back about the ability (or not) to insert menu
> selections into the Internal player for exactly this reason but never
> received a reply.  I presume this is because it is far too difficult
> to do.
> Cheers
> Wayne
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