[mythtv-users] TBS2603 HDMI to Ethernet Questions (IPTV)
gbr at majentis.com
Fri Dec 14 15:09:22 UTC 2018
On 2018-12-12 8:16 a.m., Gerald Brandt wrote:
> I have a TBS2603, and it seems to be working fine, generating video
> with good quality.
> The mythtv IPTV encoder page has scripts for using the encoder with
> mythtv, but those scripts look fairly complex. They power up and down
> the cable box, etc. I have a (partially) working system by having only
> a start recording script that does nothing more than change the
> channel using 6200ch. Am I missing something? Should it be more
> complex than what I have in place?
> I did need a lock file in the start recording script, since mythtv 28
> seemed to call the script twice, which messed up with channel changing.
> The problem I am having is with LiveTV. I use Kodi for my frontends,
> and it gets a channel unavailable a lot with the TBS2603, but not with
> my HDPVR. Can anyone imagine a reason for this? I'll be testing the
> mythfrontend today.
I've been running a week now with flawless encoding, channel changing,
Just to summarize my TBS2603 install:
- MythTV 29 works WAY better than 28. If you use this device, I'd say
your minimum install 29
- the Wiki page is overly complicated because the scripts power up and
down the STB. If you don't do that, you only need a recording started
- My recording started script is this:
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# usage mythtv_recording_started.sh %CARDID% %CHANID% %STARTTIME%
# make sure the max wait time in MythTV for tuning this device is set
# no less that 40000 ms (40 sec), the encoder reboot is slow
logfile="/var/log/mythtv/MyScripts.log" # point this to where you want
the log files
echo $StartTime "Initial Channel: " $ChanID >> "$logfile"
# my chanid values do not match my channels (original database from WAY
back (.16?), so query the database to get the channel number
Channel=`mysql -umythtv -pyourpassword -s -N -e "SELECT channum from
mythconverg.channel WHERE chanid='$ChanID';"`
echo $StartTime "1 - recording_started.sh: CardID" $CardID "Channel "
$Channel >> "$logfile"
case $CardID in
if [ ! -f /tmp/enc2-lock ] # lockfile needed, since Myth
generates a start recording event twice in rapid succession
# change the channel using 6200ch
echo $StartTime "2 - Channel Change /usr/bin/6200ch.sh
$Channel" >> $logfile
echo $StartTime "3 - recording_started.sh: Cardid $CardID
change channel ($Encoder_status)" >> $logfile
echo $StartTime "4 - recording_started.sh: Cardid" $CardID "NO
ACTION" >> "$logfile"
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