[mythtv-users] Several tuners, livetv only on some?

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 20:21:06 UTC 2004

You could give the bttv card a higher priority than the pvrs so as to
make sure that there is a pvr free for livetv, but I don't see how
that would help, as you're still encoding and decoding at the same
time, and unless you have a hardware decoder for the mpeg2 (like a
350,) I believe that mpeg4 takes less proc power to decode.

If you're box can't do livetv on the bttv card, it most likely can't
do livetv while *using* the bttv card either.  If there are really
three things you want to watch at once, you may have to wait till some
of em finish.

Also, if I were you, I'd set the pvr cards at a higher priority
anyways, since they should have a bit higher quality, in addition to
not pegging your processor.


On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 10:26:39 -0400, Mark J. Small <msmall at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Let's say I have 3 tuners, 2 pvr250's and 1 other (say a bt878).
> Is there a way to disable livetv for the 878?  I would use this tuner only for
> recording for future watching.  This could make life easier, since software
> encoding/decoding would probably overtax my box.
> I suppose this would make things rather complicated if I were already
> recording something on the 2 pvr's and then wanted to watch livetv, wouldn't
> it?
> Mark
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