[mythtv-users] Myth trying to record on wrong backend.
tjharris at weaselworkz.com
Sat Dec 13 21:37:19 UTC 2008
On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 9:42 AM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 12/10/2008 01:48 AM, TJ Harris wrote:
>> I recently changed my MythTV config around, and I'm having trouble
>> getting MythTV to record on the right backend.
>> My two backends each record basically the same channels, but I need to
>> treat them as distinct channels (one is OTA and the other is on
>> Cable). I prefer the OTA backend, because it's ethernet connected to
>> my frontend. But, a couple channels aren't reliable enough on the
>> antenna and I record them via cable. Each backend has its own
>> HDHomerun tuner, with both inputs connected to the same source.
>> What seems to be happening is that MythTV is consolidating the
>> duplicate channels from each input. For example, scanning each input
>> gets Fox-2, but I see only a single channel in my listings (even
>> though I selected different channel styles on each backend, 2-1 and
>> 2_1). When I try to record a program on channel 2, MythTV tries to
>> record it on the OTA receiver, but I need to record this channel via
>> cable. The recording attempt fails completely, no file is created.
>> I think this is because the last scan I did was on cable, and that's
>> the channel info it has in the settings, and it tries to record cable
>> channel X on the OTA tuner.
>> How can I make it keep the channels from each backend sepaarate?
> See the post I just sent to the "Mapping unknown scanned channels to
> Schedule Direct channels for Verizon FiOS" thread. Note that channels
> with different separators (i.e. 2-1 and 2.1 and 2#1) are considered to
> have the exact same channel number.
> Jon's right, though, that you need 2 video sources, but you'll likely
> find the information in my above-referenced post useful in setting them
> up properly.
Thanks for the responses. You were, of course, right on. I had not
created the two different video sources. Once I did that, it worked
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