[mythtv-users] iptv external change script

Rajil Saraswat rajil.s at gmail.com
Mon May 29 22:49:58 UTC 2017

On 05/27/2017 08:59 PM, Stephen Worthington wrote:
> No.  External channel change scripts are used only for tuners that can
> be attached to other hardware like a set top box (STB) that may need
> its channel changed.  IPTV tuners do not have any hardware and
> external channel change scripts are not supported for them.
>> There are a bunch of scripts posted
>> https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/IPTV_Encoders_as_a_Capture_Device#The_channel_change_scripts.
>> These seem to support a single IPTV recorder. I tried to use the script,
>> and printed out %CHANID% in a log file. The channel number was supposed
>> to be 114, and the script printed out 1114. Is %CardID% part of %CHANID%?
>> Thanks
> The author of that wiki page is using an external HDMI capture device
> attached to his STB.  It converts HDMI from the STB to a networked
> data stream accessible by a MythTV IPTV tuner.
That is the usecase why the external channel change is needed for some
iptv setups. The functionality is all in there, it should be exposed to
iptv as well without resorting to system event handlers.

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