nick.rout at gmail
Oct 2, 2011, 4:46 PM
Post #8 of 9
On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 12:04 PM, Curtis Walker <sultanoswing [at] gmail> wrote:
Re: Basic question - do I need mythfrontend open in order to record?
[In reply to]
> Thanks for the further input. Interestingly, on Gnome 3 (Arch Linux)
> alt-tab doesn't work for Mythfrontend to bring up the window selector.
> The windows key does however, so that is a reasonable workaround to
> allow multitasking.
Usually you need another program open before alt-tab works. You could
also try ctrl-esc which on mythbuntu brings up the applications menu
(and, as i just discovered, brings up the start menu on windows).
> That said, it's even better that Mythtv will record with the frontend closed.
> On 3 October 2011 08:43, McVicker, Brian (NZ - Auckland)
> <bmcvicker [at] deloitte> wrote:
>> Or Control F2 to switch desktops and keep the frontend running, especially when you don't have any other programs open to Alt-Tab into. Great when doing maintenance and keeping MythMusic going, lol. Control F1 to bring back the first desktop (MythFrontend).
>> Great trick for when the front end hangs and your better half needs to restart the system with minimal technical knowledge (or a root password), so long as nothing's recording on the backend that is.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mythtvnz-bounces [at] lists [mailto:mythtvnz-bounces [at] lists] On Behalf Of Nick Rout
>> Sent: Monday, 3 October 2011 7:50 a.m.
>> To: sultanoswing [at] gmail; MythTV in NZ
>> Subject: Re: [mythtvnz] Basic question - do I need mythfrontend open in order to record?
>> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 1:04 AM, Curtis Walker <sultanoswing [at] gmail> wrote:
>>> That's great to know -thanks.
>>> The reason I ask is that I run the FE and BE on the same machine... and
>>> I often want to use the machine (it's my main PC as well) for other
>>> tasks such as browsing the 'net.
>>> Being able to close/quit the fullscreen interface of the frontend,
>>> having scheduled recordings, is marvellous.
>> you can also just switch to another program, eg alt-tab
>>> On 03/10/11 00:57, Stephen Worthington wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 03 Oct 2011 00:32:49 +1300, you wrote:
>>>>> Can't find the answer to this, so here goes:
>>>>> Having scheduled a recording in mythfrontend, can I close mythfrontend,
>>>>> and the show will still record?
>>>>> In other words, does mythfrontend need to be open in order for shows to
>>>>> record, or does it pass the needed info to the backend which will do it
>>>>> itself without needing the FE open?
>>>> No. Mythbackend is all that is needed to record. Mythfrontend can be
>>>> on another PC (say a laptop) and that PC can just be started as
>>>> necessary to run Mythfrontend and then be shut down again.
>>>> Mythfrontend talks to Mythbackend by normal Internet TCP connections,
>>>> so it can do that on the same PC as Mythbackend, or over ethernet,
>>>> WiFi or Internet connections. As long as its connection has enough
>>>> bandwidth, it can play recordings stored on the backend, and if there
>>>> is not enough bandwidth to play recordings, it can still control a
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