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.

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

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
$ unzip -j  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
$ sudo cp sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw.WHQL_freebsd sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw