[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #5998: simplify/enhance multirec

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Feb 5 19:34:04 UTC 2009

On 02/05/2009 06:32 AM, MythTV wrote:
> #5998: simplify/enhance multirec
> Comment:
>  As some of you know, I've been bitching about #4989 for quite a long time
>  now.
>  Are you planning on changing anything to the LiveTV tuning?
>  (Recap: LiveTV currently doesn't care if a virtual tuner is locked to a
>  multiplex when the virtual tuner isn't bussy)

As you don't seem to know, I posted a description of how you can 
configure your 0.21-fixes or above MythTV system (technically, any 
version that supports multirec) to do exactly what you want to do at 
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/369358#369358 .

I realize it may be a little daunting to read that mini-novel***, but if 
you take the time to do so, I'm sure you'll be /very/ pleased with your 
configuration that does exactly what you want it to do (and without any 
additional code/changes to MythTV).  I could have made the post shorter, 
but then it would have required several rounds of back-and-forth (which 
probably would have been frustrating for you--breaking your 
configuration in between--to the point you would have stopped before 
getting the right configuration), so instead, I wrote up the post with 
all the verified configuration information I have and suggestions on how 
to improve the setup, as well as the details you'll need to figure out 
how to get that better configuration.  Make sure you read everything, 
and don't stop when you see warnings about the first configuration.

Yes, there will be a better/easier approach in time, but really, 
configuring your system as I suggest would take all of 2 minutes once 
you read the post.  (Less time, in fact, than it took you to post 
messages to Trac/here.  And reading my post would have taken less time 
than reading all those tickets on Trac.  ;)

As the many tickets to which you posted on Trac prove, there are a lot 
of people who would like the configuration you want.  The /best/ thing 
you could do to help yourself and those people is follow the 
instructions in the post I sent, find that it works great, and then post 
detailed instructions on the configuration to the wiki (with a nice 
e-mail to the -users list) for those users to see.


***Now just imagine how daunting the prospect of writing up those 
instructions must have been.  Now imagine how the author might feel if 
no one read those instructions...  :(

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