[mythtv-users] LiveTV isn't flexible enough about its inputs

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Dec 12 22:33:53 EST 2005

f-myth-users at media.mit.edu wrote:

>    Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 20:50:27 -0500
>    From: "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>
>    >, 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.
>How exactly would I do that?  After all, no matter which way the
>option is checked, it's basically up to Myth to choose which card is
>the one used when capturing input that's going to LiveTV.  Is there
>some magic keystroke sequence that says, "Change to card number n,
"Y" (but it just increments cardid's skipping in use ones)

>and now change to card n's input m"
"C" (once again, it just cycles through available inputs for which a 
video source is connected).

> when in LiveTV?  (And man, is that
>ever risky, because it requires someone using LiveTV to have an
>intimate knowledge of exactly which card(s) Myth is using [and
>planning to use] in order not to disrupt a recording.)
(already covered the skipping in use cards)


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