[mythtv-users] On PVR250 works, now an input question

Isaac Richards ijr at po.cwru.edu
Fri Aug 13 21:09:26 EDT 2004


On Friday 13 August 2004 07:02 pm, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 06:33:32PM -0700, Bruce Markey wrote:
> > There is also an option in Setup->TV Settings->Recording
> > Priorities->General called "Reschedule Higher Priorities" that
> > you probably want to use. Say you have basic and digital on
> > card 1 and basic only on card 2. What if you have a basic show
> > with a priority of 6 and a digital show with priority 3? The
> > scheduler would normally give the higher priority to the show
> > with 6 and the digital show can't record on the second card so
> > it's SOL. This option says it's okay to move a higher priority
> > show as long as it still gets recorded and allows something
> > else to record. With this checked, the digital shows with 3 would
> > get the S-Video card 1 and the basic show with 6 would get moved
> > to card 2. Both record, nobody gets hurt =).
>
> Nicely put.  :-)
>
> I have a vaguely related question: it would appear that there is no way
> to just record random video off those video inputs, that is, to ingest
> old programs from tape. It *seems* as if, to be permitted to change
> Input Connections on the tuner card you're watching, you have to have
> defined a Video Source for the input in question... but there doesn't
> seem to be any way to do that without associating the Input with a
> Video Source... and there's no generic "Live Video" source.
>
> Can I hack one into the Video Sources table without breaking anything,
> now that I've figured out how to *get* into those tables?  :-)
>
> It seems this shouldn't be a *really* uncommon need; perhaps Live Video
> would be a good thing to add as a default Video Source.

There are better tools to use if you just want to record arbitrary, non-tv, 
content off of your composite/s-video input.

Isaac


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