[mythtv] IPTV with an external channel changer

George Nassas gnassas at mac.com
Sat Oct 12 04:27:37 UTC 2013

On Oct 11, 2013, at 9:22 PM, Lincoln <lincoln at performaplus.co.nz> wrote:
> when I add an external channel changer (which changes channel via a network request) the iptv source no longer connects to the stream.
> I can see that this might make sense with an analogue tuner but wondered if we could change it for the iptv tuners? I'm happy to do the work for this and submit a ticket and patch but it would be good to discuss this with a dev who has a better understanding of it that I do.

An easier alternative is to hang a script off the rec pending system event to have it do the channel change at that point and leave things correct for the rec start which comes moments later. I use a rec pending script to control an antenna rotator for one of my OTA tuners and it has never failed me.

When I was using an external change script, before system events existed, I also noticed that myth would use a change script or tune a stream but not both. I had a local fix to correct this but I'd say the real fix is to get rid of channel change scripts altogether. They're obsolete now that system events are available.

- George

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