[mythtv-users] HD Homerun Prime Scripting

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Tue Oct 18 04:51:05 UTC 2011

On 10/17/2011 5:32 PM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 23:57, Kirk Bocek<t004 at kbocek.com>  wrote:
> ....
>> So let me phrase it in terms of what seems like a widely used utility:
>> scte65scan. Bill Lash here extracted some simple SQL here for inserting
>> records into dtv_multiplex. Can I get anyone to comment on *that* code?
> I am not a MythTV developer, and therefore have no standing,  but.....
> I consider that I run it at my own risk, and should something "weird"
> happen with MythTV, it is all my fault, and until I reproduce any issues
> with a clean database, the presumption *should* be that I messed
> something up.  Full disclosure, I also occasionally use direct
> database updates.  The moment I type 'mysql' I consider that the
> MythTV database is "tainted" in the same terms that the Linux kernel
> developers do.  That is, I am completely and utterly on my own, and
> should ask no one for assistance.
> Gary

Gary, I'm not sure if you're telling me I shouldn't be asking questions 
here. I have a script that is certainly going to help *me*. It's going 
to save broken recordings which is currently how I find out Comcast has 
changed channels on me. If it's going to help me, it must also help 
others if they choose to use it.

I'd like that script to be as bullet-proof as possible and to play as 
nicely as possible with Myth. It seems reasonable to ask for guidance on 
what I'm doing. Robert has very good reasons for why that guidance is 
not likely to come. I'm a little put off by that answer. So I'll 
strengthen the warnings in my script, incorporate Robert's philosophy 
about direct database manipulation and just put it out there and hope it 
helps others.

Kirk Bocek

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