[mythtv-users] Perpetual recording with MythTV?

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 28 00:11:56 UTC 2010

On 27 September 2010 21:34, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 3:05 AM, jeetu.golani at gmail.com
>> <jeetu.golani at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >> Are you recording a TV signal?
>>> Yes I am recording a TV signal for later analysis (maybe manually
>>> scanned). However, I would like to record without a program guide.
>> Mythtv is heavily dependent on a program guide for scheduling. Make up a
>> "dummy" schedule as an xmltv file, which is simply has, say, the same
>> programme title in each hour, say "perpetual recording" and the date and
>> time as subtitle (in this context subtitle is the episode name, not text
>> that pops up on screen). Then import that via mythfilldatabase and then set
>> myth to record every episode of "perpetual recording".
>> Your xml file would look something like:
>> <tv>
>>  <channel id="the.one.channel.we.want">
>>                 <display-name>Perpetual TV</display-name>
>> </channel>
>> <programme channel="the.one.channel.we.want" start="20100928070000 +1300"
>> stop="20100928080000 +1300">
>>                 <title lang="eng">Perpetual Recording</title>
>>                 <sub-title>28-09-2010 7.00 am</sub-title>
>> </programme>
>> (repeat the above block every hour, easy to generate via a simple script)
>> </tv>
>> You then get your recording in one hour blocks (of course if you want
>> smaller or larger blocks, the concept is easy to change).
> Pretty cool - substitute some motion detection software for the
> commflag stuff and you have a CCTV camera DVR with thumbnail previews,
> on the fly archiving, etc...  Very advanced over what is out there
> (that does not cost 10s to 100s of thousands of dollars anyhow)...
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