[mythtv] Next Scheduler Patch

David Engel gigem at comcast.net
Tue Mar 2 13:47:11 EST 2004

On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 01:52:11PM +0100, Oscar Carlsson wrote:
> Anyway, do you plan on using the <re-run> as a date instead of bool
> like xmltv can provide?

There is already a field in the program table (previouslyshown) for
indicating repeats.  It should be a relatively easy change to extend
the scheduler to handle repeats like another dupe type.

As for getting the previouslyshown value into the program table, I've
leave that up to someone else for now.

> Also, is there now a way to make recordings prioritize the last card
> so that it doesn't interrupt LiveTV with "a recording is about to
> start, what do you want to do" even tho there's another tuner that
> isn't busy? I saw something about card priority, should I use that?

Nothing's been implemented, but I have been thinking about it.  I
think the way to handle this is have the scheduler treat a card being
used for live TV as unavailable for some amount of time(*).  This will
force it to schedule around the live TV as much as possible.  Then,
have the scheduler make another pass using any live TV cards as a last

(*)How long should this time be, 30 min., 1 hour, 2 hours, forever?

David Engel
gigem at comcast.net

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