[mythtv] calling the scheduler

John Patrick Poet john at BlueSkyTours.com
Wed May 26 12:09:07 EDT 2004

On Mon, 24 May 2004, Bruce Markey wrote:

> John Patrick Poet wrote:
> >
> > My local HDTV stations go off the air occationally due to techincal
> > difficulties.  If a show is scheduled to record when the station is off
> > the air, the recording fails -- of course.
> >
> > How do I modify the behavior of Myth, such that when this happens the
> > scheduler is notified, so it knows that that tuner is available for
> > another task?
> >
> > For example, a lower priority show could go ahead and record, if a
> > conflicing higher priority show is not going to be recorded due to the
> > station being "off the air".
> Go to TV->Schedule Recordings->Fix Conflicts . For each show that
> is scheduled during the 'off the air' period, highlight it, press
> Enter (SELECT) and click "Don't record". A second or two later the
> item will turn gray and the status column will show "X".
> This will do a couple things, like you said, it will free up a
> tuner to possibly record another show. Also, if the show you
> missed has multiple showings, the scheduler will know it needs
> to record it at another time.
> If the station comes back sooner than expected, go back to the
> conflicts page, hit Enter and choose "Clear Override".
> --  bjm

Thanks Bruce, that works.

I was trying to go into the program information screen, and change it to a
non-recording state there.  That did not work, of course.

While on the subject, is there a sane way to have this "state change" done
automatically?  If the tv_rec notices that it cannot tune to a channel for a
recording, could it automatically perform the steps as you have outlined
them?  I would be willing to work on the code to do it, but don't know where
to start.

Thanks again,


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