[mythtv-users] Checking status via API

Hika van den Hoven hikavdh at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 20:32:16 UTC 2017

Hoi Roger,

Monday, March 6, 2017, 7:30:40 PM, you wrote:

> On 06/03/17 17:03, Peter Bennett wrote:
>> 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?
>> Peter

> I suspect it's turned it off because the backend doesn't currently 
> register API Service users as frontends/clients. So it will go idle and
> shutdown even whilst the Http server is in use.

> It's worth tracking https://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/12089 for this.

> However, has the OP actually tried it ?

> Even though the Kodi PVR does use some services, I believe it uses the
> internal protocol for playback. If it does it right then then you may 
> find that it already prevents shutdown during playback.

> That won't stop it shutting down whilst you're deciding what to watch 
> though - set a decent idle timeout.

> For the same reason you may also see playback started/stopped events, 
> that your script could handle.
> https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/MythTV_System_Events

You can look for alternative ways to check. For instance as I
understand Kodi needs nfs or cifs for accessing the recordings. See if
you can do a check on that front. Or if all frontends are dedicated,
do a ping check. Or set a local file (for instance /ect/kodiplay.txt
to contain a 1 on starting kodi and reset it to 0 on stopping it. Etc.

Tot mails,
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