[mythtv-users] Adding RTSP source to mythbackend

Robert Johnston anaerin at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 19:26:47 UTC 2010

On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 12:07, Gert <gertk at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Yes, the card is natively usable from within Mythtv but only the unecrypted
> channels work. I have tried to apply the patches on the firedtv forum to see
> if it would make any difference but Ubuntu has some bug in their
> kernel-headers and/or kernel-source which keeps it from recompiling.
> Googling just gives lots and lots of hits on firedtv and ubuntu but show
> only how to deactivate the firedtv module so it does not interfere with all
> the other v4l modules which everyone else seem to need :-)
> GnuTV tunes the card and activates the CA module and smartcard the correct
> way and all channels I have paid for are visible and recordable. So I
> thought it would be a snap to just use gnutv as recorder but I see no way to
> incorporate it in mythtv. The channelchanger script would be usable to
> preset the firedtv tuner with gnutv but then I need to pipe the output of
> the card back to mythtv. GnuTV can even be given a timeout value in seconds
> so it can record entirely on its own.
> It would be nice if there was a general 'external recorder' option in mythtv
> which could call a custom script with the required channel and recording
> time and required filename for example. I had hoped that the Mythtv 'Import
> Recorder' option was usable for this but I could not find information what
> it does or how it works.
> The French Freebox uses the rtsp protocol but it also uses some playlist
> system to select a channel.

Actually, the Freebox recorder also supports udp (Which you had listed
as an option).

I'm not certain if it's supported, but you could try defining a single
"Channel" in the playlist, and telling Myth to use a "Channel change
script" to do the tuning. That might work the way you need it to.
Robert "Anaerin" Johnston

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