[mythtv-users] Recording Priority = 99 not a trump all?
hoodlum7 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 18:37:05 UTC 2010
On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 6:47 PM, Douglas Peale <Douglas_Peale at comcast.net>wrote:
> On 06/22/2010 01:30 PM, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 3:26 PM, Douglas Peale
> > <Douglas_Peale at comcast.net <mailto:Douglas_Peale at comcast.net>> wrote:
> > On 06/22/2010 01:17 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> > > On 06/22/2010 04:11 PM, Douglas Peale wrote:
> > >> On 06/22/2010 12:52 PM, Steven Adeff wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> I've set a rule to record the World Cup games with priority at
> > 99, yet
> > >>> there are things Myth is scheduling to record instead with much
> > >>> priority. Yes, the games are being replayed and Myth scheduled
> > >>> replayed games, but how do I tell myth to record these games
> > >>> even if something else won't record?
> > >>>
> > >> I've seen other things that make believe the priority scheme is
> > >> broken. I've given all of my SD stations for which I have HD
> > >> equivalents a priority of -10. And yet I see the SD stations
> > >> for recording when the same show is available in HD on 3
> > >> tuners with no conflicts.
> > >> I finally went and disabled all SD channels for which I had HD
> > >> equivalents.
> > >>
> > >> At the moment, MythTV is scheduled to record two copies of the
> > >> show on the same channel at the same time on different
> > >> tuners (one on cable, one OTA). The channel numbers are the same
> > >> the channel names are the same.
> > >>
> > >
> > > All I'm willing to say at this point (because I don't have time for
> > > usual argument with 100 users) is that priority is not /when/ to
> > > nor /where/ to record. Priority is simply /what/ to record.
> MythTV is
> > > recording what you want (within the constraints you've applied***),
> > > there's nothing broken.
> > >
> > > http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-12.html
> > >
> > > Mike
> > >
> > > ***One very important constraint being:
> > > Reschedule higher priorities
> > > Move higher priority programs to other cards and showings when
> > resolving
> > > conflicts. This can be used to record lower priority programs that
> > would
> > > otherwise not be recorded, but risks missing a higher priority
> > > if the schedule changes.
> > >
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> > Channel priority determines what to record, not what channel to
> > choose? That does not make much sense.
> > Except that there are not "priority classes" in Myth (AFAIK), just a
> > single priority value. Adding to this value via channel or recording
> > rule just increase the value and does not alter behavior.
> > Kevin
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> Please explain the intent of tuner priority and channel priority then
> because I have it completely misunderstood.
> I was under the impression that if you increased the the priority of a
> channel over another, that, everything else being equal,
> Myth would choose the channel with the higher priority to record a show if
> the same show happens to be on two or more channels.
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Instead of increasing the priority your best bet is to tell the rule to
"Record this showing." This will make sure that recording gets recorded.
If you have "Reschedule Higher Priorities" enabled this will allow the
Scheduler to move a high priority show to later just so a lower priority
show can be recorded.
Reschedule Higher Priorities
Reschedule Higher PrioritiesSetup->TV Settings->Recording
Priorities->General has a checkbox for "Reschedule Higher Priorities" which
tells the scheduler to try to be a little smarter in certain situations. If
this is checked, the scheduler will look for situations where a show cannot
record because all inputs for the channel are used for higher priority
shows. It will check to see if any of the other shows could be recorded at
another time so that the conflicting show can be recorded in its place.
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