[mythtv-users] LiveTV isn't flexible enough about its inputs
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Dec 12 20:50:27 EST 2005
f-myth-users at media.mit.edu wrote:
>I -do- have "avoid conflicts with recordings" checked, and I'm
>reluctant to uncheck it since I'd rather that LiveTV not step on
>a recording. (Though if -all- that button does is to change the
>priority of which card gets used for what,
It does, as it says in the setting's help text:
If enabled, live TV will choose a tuner card that is less likely to have
scheduled recordings rather than the best card available.
> it's not doing what I'd
>expect---what I'd -want- it to do is to say, "If all tuners are
>currently in use for recording and you want LiveTV, warn me so I
>don't ruin a recording"
Already does this with or without the avoid conflicts option. (Perhaps
goes even beyond this by not letting you watch TV until you cancel one
of the recordings.)
> and likewise "grab LiveTV away from me if
>you need all tuners for recording while I'm watching live"
Used to have a popup to ask you whether to continue LiveTV or do the
recording, but i don't know about now (after the LiveTV rewrite). I'm
guessing it's still there. I don't use LiveTV, so I can't really say.
>, but I
>haven't (yet) tested this thoroughly to see which way it works.)
>Would unchecking that option allow LiveTV to grab the appropriate
>input from any card, or is this just an architectural limitation
>of how 0.18.1's LiveTV is supposed to work?
I'm pretty sure in 0.18.1 you have to explicitly change cards (and
perhaps inputs) if a channel isn't available on the current.
> (And does SVN overcome this limitation?)
Pretty sure it does. (But, as I said before, I don't use LiveTV, so I
may be wrong.)
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