[mythtv-users] Benefits of a second card

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Mon Oct 25 12:08:37 UTC 2004

Paul Wheeler wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 21:37:53 +1000, Eyal Lebedinsky <eyal at eyal.emu.id.au> wrote:
>>Paul Wheeler wrote:
>>>How clever is mythtv when it comes to multiple cards and
>>>viewing/recording does it treat them in the expected way, i.e. if one
>>>is busy it uses the other one when a call for the feed is given?
>>Yes. I do not know yet how to tell it that it should use ABC on dvb0
>>or dvb1 (digital source) and pick v4l (analog source) if both are busy.
>>It seems to me that different sources are treated as distinct.
> Do you mean different sources as in dvb vs v4l or as in the different
> cards i.e. dvb0 vs dvb1 vs v4l? I am really only interested in only
> having two dvb sources and how it copes with those two sources (no
> analog) though it may well be similar to having 1 analog and 1 digital
> source, i dont know much about how myth deals with the cards.

Yes, if you have two cards for the same source (e.g. two DVB cards) then
mythtv will schedule them as required, you do not need to assign a
specific card to a task.

Eyal Lebedinsky	 (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au) <http://samba.org/eyal/>

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