[mythtv-users] Strange recording priority
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Feb 13 19:56:56 UTC 2009
On 02/13/2009 01:25 PM, Wilfred van den Assem wrote:
> It never happens when I was watching live-tv on Encoder 6 (and Encoder 7
> was free) and a recording starts it will break the live-tv. It always
> choose Encoder 7.
> I've used my two Hauppauge 150 cards for about 4 year to watch analog
> tv, with the onboard tuner. But the cable-company have send me a
> cablebox to watch digital tv. With that box I have more channels and the
> quality is a little better. So I've got a second cablebox and don't use
> the Hauppauge tuner-feature anymore. I use these card only to connect
> the cablebox with the pc.
> I create a backup from the database and removed all the Videosources and
> cannels and created the Videosources again.
> I've created one source for the Satelco card and one source for the
> cablebox. But same thing. When I watch from Encoder 6 and 7 is free, it
> interrupts live-tv for a recording.
> But it is the way MythTV works and it's not a big problem for me. I was
> only wondering why something happend and if this was normaly.
> If I was MythTV, I would choose Encoder 7 when 6 is in use. :-)
> Thank you for your explanation and answers. Keep on the good work,
> MythTV is great piece of software and I love it.
Yeah. That's the way it works. Myth /always/ tries to use the best
capture card for recordings. It figures, if you thought the LiveTV
program was better than the scheduled recording, you would have
scheduled a recording for whatever you're watching on LiveTV. So,
you're expected to either a) use the worst capture card for LiveTV or b)
exit LiveTV when the recording starts, then re-enter (to get the other
capture card) or c) don't use LiveTV and instead schedule recordings of
any show you might ever decide to watch.
By far, c) is the /best/ solution.
More information about the mythtv-users