[mythtv] Live TV not releasing tuners.

Matt skd5aner at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 23:38:29 UTC 2005

On 6/9/05, Keith Irwin <kirwin at ncsu.edu> wrote:
> I just updated my CVS, built, and installed, and someone seems to have
> checked in a change which is resulting in me being unable to watch live
> TV in the last two, maybe three days. If I try to watch Live TV, I get
> the message "MythTV is already using all available inputs for
> recording.  If you want to watch an in-progress recording, select one
> from the playback menu.  If you want to watch live TV, cancel one of
> the in-progress recordings from the delete menu."  I get this message
> whether or not I have anything recording.  If I -then- try to record,
> it also tells me that all tuners are busy.  The only work-around is to
> restart the backend and that only works until I use a tuner to watch
> live TV again.  Essentially, it appears that none of the tuners on my
> system are ever being relinquished when Live TV viewing has ended.  It
> does still appear to be relinquished at the end of a recording.
> I'm assuming that this is a side effect of some well-intentioned code
> check in.  If you have checked in anything recently which it seems
> possible -might- have this as a side-effect, I would appreciate it if
> you would look into it and fix it.  As it effects both my digital and
> analog tuners, I'm sure that the same bug will likely afflict not just
> myself, but everyone.
> Thank you,
> Keith Irwin

I'm pretty sure I'm seeing this bug too.  It didn't release my tuner
properly when I rebuilt myth from CVS last night.


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