[mythtv-users] mythhdhrrecorder setup

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 17:46:37 UTC 2018


On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 10:42 AM James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> On 12/6/18 12:21 PM, glen wrote:
>
> On Thu, 2018-12-06 at 11:53 -0500, James Abernathy wrote:
>
> I’ve giving this a test.  On the wiki it states in part:
> Example usage in MythTV
>
>    - In mythtv-setup, select "Capture cards"
>    - Select "New capture card"
>    - Select "External (black box) recorder" as the card type
>    - Specify the executable and (usually) append an arbritary unique
>    device name, for example: /home/mythtv/bin/mythhdhrrecorder --devicename 0
>    - Specify the Max Recordings as 1
>    - Select "Finish" to create the capture card
>    - Repeat as needed for the number of tuners you want MythTV to utilize
>    - Perform video source setup as usual
>    - For each tuner, go to input connections and add the video source,
>    and select "Fetch Channels" if the video source is newly created to
>    populate the channel data (this does not work with ATSC video sources due
>    to the major/minor numbering, but workarounds exist)
>
>
> I can’t find the setting for Max Recordings.  I’m using the latest 29.1
> Mythtv backend and I got this mythhdhrrecorder script from the github link
> in the wiki.
>
> Has that been changed to force it to 1 and no need to have an option???
>
> Jim A
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> I used input connections, select tuner, then under interactions between tuners, set maximum recordings. i don't know
>
> if it is right thing, but i have no problems using 4 tuner quattro with the hdhrrecorder external
>
> I kind of assume Interactions was the place.  I can't seem to get it
> configure though.  My setup is OTA ATSC USA only.  I have the XMLTV setup
> just like my productions system, but here's part of the log I see from
> mythtv-setup
>
> Dec  6 12:21:11 ubuntu-test mythtv-setup.real: mythtv-setup[8945]: I
> ScreenLoad cardutil.cpp:2188 (GetHDHRdesc)
> CardUtil::GetHDHRdescription(1074C841) - trying to locate device
> Dec  6 12:21:11 ubuntu-test mythtv-setup.real: mythtv-setup[8945]: I
> ScreenLoad cardutil.cpp:2188 (GetHDHRdesc)
> CardUtil::GetHDHRdescription(1043ECAB) - trying to locate device
> Dec  6 12:21:11 ubuntu-test mythtv-setup.real: mythtv-setup[8945]: I
> ScreenLoad cardutil.cpp:2188 (GetHDHRdesc)
> CardUtil::GetHDHRdescription(1043ECAB) - trying to locate device
> Dec  6 12:21:12 ubuntu-test mythtv-setup.real: mythtv-setup[8945]: I
> ScreenLoad recorders/vboxutils.cpp:106 (doUPNPSearch) VBox: GetDeviceDesc()
> failed for <Unknown>
> Dec  6 12:21:12 ubuntu-test mythtv-setup.real: mythtv-setup[8945]: I
> ScreenLoad recorders/vboxutils.cpp:49 (probeDevices) VBox: Using UPNP to
> search for Vboxes (3 secs)
> Dec  6 12:21:15 ubuntu-test mythtv-setup.real: mythtv-setup[8945]: I
> ScreenLoad recorders/vboxutils.cpp:106 (doUPNPSearch) VBox: GetDeviceDesc()
> failed for <Unknown>
> Dec  6 12:21:15 ubuntu-test mythtv-setup.real: mythtv-setup[8945]: E
> ScreenLoad v4l2util.cpp:58 (Open) V4L2(): Could not open '':
> #012#011#011#011eno: No such file or directory (2)
> Dec  6 12:21:15 ubuntu-test mythtv-setup.real: mythtv-setup[8945]: E
> ScreenLoad cardutil.cpp:1783 (ProbeV4LAudioInputs) ProbeAudioInputs() ->
> couldn't open device
> Dec  6 12:21:15 ubuntu-test mythtv-setup.real: mythtv-setup[8945]: E
> ScreenLoad v4l2util.cpp:58 (Open) V4L2(): Could not open
> '/usr/bin/mythhdhrrecorder --devicename 1': #012#011#011#011eno: No such
> file or directory (2)
>
You are sure that /usr/bin/mythhdhrrecorder exists?
That "#012#011#011#011" concerns me a little bit.  I will check on that,
but it is unlikely to be your problem.

John
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