[mythtv-users] HD Homerun Prime Scripting

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Tue Oct 18 20:07:31 UTC 2011

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Kirk Bocek <t004 at kbocek.com> wrote:
> I was mulling over Robert's words but
> couldn't quite pull it all together. Somehow I can't be the only one
> having to muck about in the MySQL tables in order to get MythTV to work.

Of course not.  I was talking about this very topic in another thread.


I still feel that it would be best to have a single video source for
both prime and non-prime tuners, but, since the devs seem to have no
aesthetic problems with the current proliferation of video sources,
we're pretty much stuck with having to maintain the non-prime source
based on external information.

I haven't had enough time to work on this, but I eventually came to
the conclusion that doing this with simple scripts would be too error
prone.  Doing it right means doing it in C++.

What Robert's words mean is that you aren't supposed to connect to the
database and and start mucking around with SQL commands.  If you want
to insert a dtv multiplex, the right way to do it is to link to
libmyth and use  ChannelUtil::CreateMultiplex.  New channels can be
created with ChannelUtil::CreateChannel.  Using these APIs hides the
details that makes the code brittle.

The barrier to entry is a little higher, but the end result is better.


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