[mythtv-users] Checking status via API

Peter Bennett cats22 at comcast.net
Mon Mar 6 17:03:54 UTC 2017

On 03/06/2017 12:21 AM, Marc Rawji wrote:
> Thanks Bill. Yeah, it's not a Frontend, so no Frontend API to query. I 
> have multiple tablets with Kodi on them that I am using to view my 
> recordings. I have a script that turns off my backend if it's idle. I 
> am looking for a way to detect when my backend is sending content to 
> one of my tablets to keep it from shutting down.
> Thanks,
> Marc
The backend already has the feature built in. If you set "Idle shutdown 
timeout" in mythtv-setup, it will automatically shut down the server 
when idle using the "server halt command" that you specify. Is there 
some reason this does not work for you?

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