[mythtv-users] Multiple Lineups / Live TV Channel Change
mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Thu Nov 3 16:57:39 UTC 2011
On 11/3/11 12:50 PM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 12:32 PM, Michael T. Dean
> <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> On the bright side, Delete all capture cards and then re-creating
>> capture cards and re-connecting inputs takes all of 2 minutes, even at a
>> slow pace. With my 6 cards on 2 backend hosts and differing capture
>> card (Live TV) and input (recording) orders, it takes me 30sec to delete
>> and re-configure. It actually takes me more time to shut down the
>> system so I can run mythtv-setup than it takes to reconfigure it.
>> Oh, and with Delete all capture cards, your channels are not affected,
>> so you won't have to rescan or anything.
> For you, I don't doubt that it can be done in 30 seconds, but I wish
> you would understand that 2 minutes is not enough time for the average
> mythtv administrator. There's potentially a lot of stuff to remember
> that is destroyed by "Delete all capture cards" that needs to be set
> up again. Was the firewire tuner using broadcast or point to point
> the last time I set it up? What data rate? What was the exact path
> to the channel change script used for ir blasting for the PVR150?
> It's using the composite input, right? Or was that S-video? Is the
> PVR150 using the same set top box as firewire? I better remember to
> put them in the same input group again. Where was the control for
> that, again? Etc., etc.. It really can be a lot trickier than you
> make it out to be for those of us that do it rarely.
Not that it speeds up the process of reassigning cards/inputs, but I
have a suggestion. Assign each input a unique name that lists everything
about it. For instance, I have something like this for my two Dish
Dish 1 (bottom, PVR250, /dev/video0)
Dish 2 (top, PVR350, /dev/video1)
This helps greatly when trying to debug things later on. ("I'm not
getting any audio. So, which cable is it? Do I get audio if I pipe the
dev through mplayer?")
Dan Wilga "Ook."
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