|Version 6 (modified by guidod, 5 years ago) (diff)|
This Trac-Plugin maintains a database of recordings. Upon "Activate!" it creates a recording script. The actual recording is performed by a tuning the LinuxDVB device started by a Crontab call.
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Currently the most current source snapshot is hosted on the buildserver at home:guidod:tools:scm/trac-dvbcronrecording-plugin
You can get a complete set of RPMs at the buildserver site including the trac modules. The tarball itself can be compiled into an rpm based on "rpm -ta $filename". If you do prefer to use distutils / setup.py then you can unpack the source tarball and run "setup.py install".
For proper usage you do also need "gnutv" and "szap" from the dvb tools, please consult LinuxTV.org LinuxTV_dvb-apps
You need to run the "scan" utility from the LinuxDVB package once to create a channels.conf - this one should be copy-n-paste to the channels.conf Edit screen of the plugin. After that create a selection of channels and start adding recording times.
See https://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/dvbcronrec/wiki for further documentation.
Remember that you need to press "Activate" to generate the crontab entries. The default assumes that it should not write the /etc/cron.d/* files directly (you need to copy the dvbcronrecording-update-change.cron to /etc/cron.d/dvbcronrecording-update-change.cron once to allow it work) but you can also use a config item in the admin panel to select that it should be written directly.
Note that the system grew out of some local command-line scripts that would convert a list of recording times, channel info and program title into a matching recording script along with a Crontab entry. Transforming it into a Trac-Plugin allows for easier installation on a remote recorder box as well as sharing the recorder by multiple persons with just a web access to the recorder box. This script / plugin is in no way comparable to the advanced multi-media stations like MythTV and LinVDR but on the other hand it is far easier to install.