[mythtv-users] Import Recorder howto

Nigel Pearson nigel at ind.tansu.com.au
Fri Sep 24 22:21:52 UTC 2010

Mike Perkins wrote:

> Aren't you in danger of some kind of "chicken and egg" situation here? If the 
> system event is triggered, and you rely on that to start the external recorder, 
> the intermediate file/pipe won't exist at that point and the whole thing will 
> collapse.

There is a delay loop in ImportRecorder that waits for
the file to become available, but yes, if the external
script fails to create the file (e.g. gnutv fails to tune),
then the MythTV recording will eventually somehow fail.

Pretty much the same as if it was a real, internal recorder!

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