[mythtv] Input switching question

David Engel gigem at comcast.net
Wed Feb 15 22:25:10 UTC 2006

On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 05:19:09PM -0500, Jerry Rubinow wrote:
> Why is that?  If the scheduler wants to start recording on (in the
> above example) card 2 ivtv s-video, in IG B, it can only do so if the
> other inputs in IG B (ivtv coax and HD) are already not busy, right? 
> If they're not busy, the scheduler only needs to send the "stop
> whatever you're doing" to the particular input it wants to use.  If
> the other inputs in the IG are busy, it wouldn't be sending the signal
> in the first place.
> What am I missing (I'm assuming there's something)?

You're totally missing how live TV currently works.  You're also
missing how the scheduler doesn't want to wait, nor should it have to,
for various recorders to shut down completely and properly before it
can issue a start command.

David Engel
gigem at comcast.net

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