[mythtv-users] Maybe a slightly different usage model for Myth with DirecTV encrypted HD?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Tue May 25 00:56:58 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 5:16 PM, Bill Bogstad <bogstad at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 8:08 PM, George Mari
> <george_mythusers at mari1938.org> wrote:
>> On 05/24/2010 06:48 PM, Mark Knecht wrote:
>>> I was wondering over the weekend whether there would be any problem
>>> with using MythTV simply as a scheduler/controller vs a DVR?
>> [deleted]
>>> Are others doing this already?
>> I've not heard of anyone doing this, and I don't think (but don't know for
>> sure) that you could configure MythTV to do this.  If you setup a dummy
>> tuner somehow (again, not sure if this is even possible) MythTV would get
>> suspicious when there was no file being deposited into the recording
>> directory, and I'm guessing it would break all kinds of things.
> I haven't bothered to delete some of the recently encrypted chanels
> from my clear-QAM setup so I'm getting zero length/non-existent files
> for everything on those channels.   The rest of MythTV doesn't seem to
> care.
> Bill Bogstad

I saw the same thing with non-HD encrypted channels and the HDHR. Myth
thought it was recording them and did the recording but the file size
was 0 and it didn't complain until I tried to play them back.


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