[mythtv-users] Perpetual recording with MythTV?

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 27 13:52:21 UTC 2010

On 27 September 2010 14:46, jeetu.golani at gmail.com
<jeetu.golani at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> First, let me admit that I am not intrinsically familiar with all of MythTV
> therefore pls forgive if I'm asking something that should be apparent :)
> I have a need and I wonder if MyhTV can fill that role or it would be better
> to start off from scratch. The core requirements I have are:
> - 24x7 recording for 30 or 60 days.
> - Being able to auto-expire content that is more than 30 or 60 days old.
> - Recording without an EPG (electronic program guide)
> - Facility to pull out recorded footage based solely on time slice - start
> time - end time.
> - Transcode the pulled out clip with a timestamp.
> - (Optional but desireable) The ability to add metadata to this pulled out
> clip such as Title and to be able to search clips that have been pulled out
> in the past.
> Other features such as Commercial tagging are definite pluses in favour of
> MythTV.
> My experimentation with the Manual Recording in MythTV shows that I can at
> most schedule a recording for 360 minutes - so far I have not been able to
> figure out how I can schedule it to keep it recording perpetually without a
> program guide.
> Similarly while viewing the recording I have not been able to figure out how
> I can pull out a recording based solely on start - stop time. I can mark a
> cut list and then go about transcoding it though that is too
> run-about....any chance of a user job or something with a UI wherein this
> can be all done more directly?
> The perpetual recording feature seems to be something like what a Zoneminder
> CCTV recording solution may need - however I haven't experimented with
> it....what I would appreciate is if someone could point me of specific
> advanced features or customizations within MythTV that would allow me to do
> each of the above....or point me in a direction as to whether I would need
> to write my own plugin to have this work....or is MythTV not the ideal tool
> for the job here.
> Sincerely appreciate all help here :)
> Thanks,
> Jeetu
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