Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Running mythfilldatabase as cronjob

Made a script calling grab_dk_dr and mythfilldatabase sequentially. Running that as cronjob of user mythtv.

For some reason the mythfrontend's autorun of mythfilldatabase didn't work.

Note: I had to configure mythfilldatabase to use tuner 2 after changing to anysee tuner.


#!/bin/sh
nice -n 15 tv_grab_dk_dr --days 14 --out /home/mythtv/ud.xml 2>/var/log/mythtv/tv_grab_dk_dr_stderr.log
nice -n 15 mythfilldatabase --update --file 2 /home/mythtv/ud.xml > /var/log/mythtv/mythfilldatabase.log

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Default "End late" to 5 mins

As described here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Changing firmware for Hauppage WinTV MiniStick HD

I'm changing away from the firmware files here, to some obtained directly from Hauppauge http://www.wintvcd.co.uk/drivers/WinTV-MiniStick_4_2_10_27180_WHQL.zip.

Now I'll test and see if I get more stable tuning performance under MythTV/Ubuntu Karmic 9.10. I got the idea from here.

Detailed steps to change firmware file:
$ wget http://www.wintvcd.co.uk/drivers/WinTV-MiniStick_4_2_10_27180_WHQL.zip
$ unzip -j WinTV-MiniStick_4_2_10_27180_WHQL.zip  driver17/hcw17dvb.1b0
$ sudo cp hcw17dvb.1b0 /lib/firmware/sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw.WHQL_freebsd
$ cd /lib/firmware
$ sudo cp sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw.org
$ sudo cp sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw.WHQL_freebsd sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw