[mythtv-users] Need to prioritise cards/inputs for live tv

W.Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Sun Dec 4 23:58:15 EST 2005

I am not at the machine to try this: is it possible to just renumber the
cards within the database?  e.g, the cardid field in a number of tables.
What else?


On Sun, 2005-12-04 at 20:42 -0800, Bruce Markey wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
> > William Kenworthy wrote:
> > 
> >> I have a system with a DVB-T card and the composite input of an old
> >> analog tuner card connected to a foxtel STB.  How do I get the system to
> >> default to the DVB-T card for live tv?  It always starts with the analog
> >> card? 
> >> I also want to get the analog tuner up and running again, and ran into
> >> the same problem - it looks like this card always takes priority over
> >> the better quality DVB-T card (same channel content).  From what I can
> >> see, the only priorities are to do with recording.
> >>  
> >>
> > mythtv-setup (not frontend Setting), Input Preferences.
> Nope. Input preference has no impact on live tuner selection.
> For live, by default it chooses an available card with the same
> hostname as the requesting frontend. If none, it chooses the lowest
> numbered cardid that is available. If none it shows a warning message.
> The default input for the chosen card is initially used. Pressing
> "Y" switches to the next higher available card and wraps after the
> highest number. If I have five card and I'm sitting at the host for
> card 4 while card 2 is in use, it will pick card 4. "Y" changes to
> 5. "Y' again goes to 1 and again goes to 3.
> If the avoid conflict with the scheduler is checked, it ignores
> hostnames and chooses the highest numbered card available. "Y" still
> counts up and wraps.
> For recording, for a the same showing with the same priority score,
> it choose the lowest numbered cardinputid available for the sourceid
> of the channel. It there are two single input cards for one video
> source, the input on card 1 will be chosen unless there is a higher
> priority show already assigned then it will choose card 2. If the
> Input preference is higher for cardinputid 2, the showing for card
> 2 is considered first (priority +1) before the showing on card 1
> (priority +0). Therefore the episode wins the spot on the preferred
> card 2 before the same showing on card 1 is ever considered.
> --  bjm
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