[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #1772: Allow Multiple Channels from 1 Transponder...

Aaron McCarthy mccarthy.aaron at gmail.com
Sun May 14 09:43:18 UTC 2006

On Sunday 14 May 2006 18:47, Jochen Kühner wrote:
> Maybe I have time this week to look at your sources too... But livetv is
> still broken with this patch, or not??? I think we should look that
> livetv also starts recording to two files when a new programm is started
> while watching live tv. but then you should stay watching the old file,
> as long as your overlap time in the db is set. after that livetv
> switches you to the new one. i haven't yet got a look to the livetv
> code, because i don't use it, but i'm looking how difficult this would
> get within next week.

LiveTV *should* work with only the first patch applied.  The second patch will 
break it.  That is because setting up LiveTV uses a different code, at least 
for some of it, which I haven't looked at porting yet.  Because like you I 
don't use it.

I wasn't planning on integrating LiveTV into the multiple recorders code.  
That is if your watching LiveTV that card will not be used to record.  Do so 
would increase the complexity of the code.  Implementing it can be left to a 
later date if the feature is desirable.

> maybe also we should make in configurable if the recording to multiple
> files is used or not, because maybe not everyone likes it..

For digital capture cards I don't see why you wouldn't want it.  For analog 
ones that have to do encoding it would double the CPU usage.  The way I split 
NuppelVideoRecorder it does the encoding in the output class.  Turning it off 
for those types of recorders would have its advantages.


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