I saw another guy talking about recompiling the MythTV Pugin so that some of the interlacing options aren't forced on him. I started a new thread since that other user was being bashed to death for some dumb comments. I was wondering if, he or anyone else has ad any luck with this and could give me a hand or point me in the right direction? Here is my situation.
I could care less about the interlacing setting, but I do wish to change is the save path for TV shows, i'd rather not have all those miscellaneous channel flipping recordings that are only 5 and 4 minutes long showing up on my media list. Besides, the way I handle MythTV recordings does not require it to be inside pluto's structure. I never leave my recordings as 4239592345_929435.mpg, I also change it's name (in database also) and move it to a more proper location, something like /home/public/data/video/tvshows. On top of that, I could never figure out how to tell it to record it's shows on a network share that I told to use auto and use pluto structure. But everytime I changed the path in mythtv-setup, i noticed, it would revert back every reboot or quickreload. So after reading that guys post about changing the setting in the source, I downloaded and checked the source and sure enough, /home/public/data/tv_shows_# is set in the source code. I would like to have this go elsewhere outside of pluto's structure and i'll compensate anything looking for that directory as I get to it.
Anyways, that was my situation, here is my problem.
Unlike other guy, I managed to compile the plugin successfully first try. Except when I put the resulting MythTV_Plugin.so in place of the distro /home/usr/pluto/MythTV_Plugin.so, TV won't start from the interface with an error of
"I cannot play this media. Perhaps there is not a valid device in this entertainmnt area capabale of playing it."
So, how can I tell the interface to open MythTV properly? I know my .so works because MythTV runs perfectly find from the KDE Desktop, it just won't launch from lmce. I checked the log files while I attempt to launch MythTV, and there was nothing of any interest. I do admit I might not have been thorough in checking the logs, there are just so many of them. I tried to just grep for myth with a a numeric expression to match the time frame I was trying to start MythTV, and found nothing of any relevance.
Oh I used the charonmedia source, I understand the linuxmce.org source is not stable yet/will break installs? I think i read that somewhere...
I'm compiling on a 7.04 updated installation.
I'm running 7.10b3 as production box.