[mythtv-users] Setting up a replacement Myth server
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Aug 1 15:29:39 UTC 2011
On 08/01/2011 10:57 AM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 10:26 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> However, if there's anything different
>> about the tuners ability to receive certain channels or how they go
>> about tuning the channel (i.e. going from a PVR-150 using internal tuner
>> to using a PVR-150 using S-Video output with a channel change script
>> that changes channel on an STB), you will want to "Delete all Video
>> Sources" and re-create the source and re-scan for channels.
> Is it not sufficient to just create new sources for the new tuners?
> In the past when I've deleted a source from which I had recordings
> still on disk, it removed the ability for the frontend to correctly
> report on what the channel had been at the time the recording was
> made. Everything is still usable, but you get some weird looking
> stuff in the front-end interface.
Well, keeping unconnected Video Sources (and Capture Cards) isn't a
well-tested (possibly not even a supported) configuration. Anecdotally,
it has been known to cause problems (where everything appears to work
fine for a while, then one day, mythbackend is restarted and nothing
works/there are no upcoming recordings/guide data is wrong/...).
If you delete the channel from which you recorded a show, you will see
see #1234 (or whatever the channel ID is) in the UI rather than channel
number or callsign. If you get a new, but different, channel with the
same callsign, the UI would show the recording as being from the wrong
channel. I was willing to live with both of these issues--especially
since Watch Recordings is a temporary location for me (I watch and
delete everything). For those who want to archive old recordings from
no-longer-existent channels, you can move them to MythVideo videos.
Eventually, I plan to fix these issues such that the recordings do not
depend on channel definitions, but it won't be until after the new
recorded file schema change is complete.
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