[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #2231: Automatically move nextRecording to other tuner if scheduled tuner is busy for showing LiveTV

Chris Pinkham cpinkham at bc2va.org
Sat Aug 26 22:26:45 UTC 2006

* On Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 11:50:35AM -0400, Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 8/25/06, Chris Pinkham <cpinkham at bc2va.org> wrote:
> > I think it might make sense to trigger the LiveTV session to change to a
> > different tuner, preferably one that has the same channel you're currently
> > watching.  So, a LiveTV session would get pushed to the lowest priority tuner
> > over time, but only if necessary to allow better/higher-priority tuners to be
> > used to record something.  This could be setup as the default option for the
> > popup menu instead of the current method.
> how do you prevent it from changing channels in the middle of the show then?

That's why I said change to a tuner with the same channel.  With the way
that LiveTV works now, you'd just end up with 2 files for the one show that
you are watching.  The LiveTV chain would handle playing through them and
the player doesn't care what tuner the shows were recorded off of.

This way your higher priority tuners are available for LiveTV but if a
recording needs to be done, the LiveTV session could get bumped to a
lower priority tuner with the same channel.  If no free tuner existed with
the same channel then the default action would be as it is now with a
possible new action added of "change LiveTV session to another tuner even
though I can't keep watching the current show because that channel isn't
available on the new tuner".


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