[mythtv-users] Recording the wrong program on the wrong encoder?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Jul 2 21:28:19 EDT 2005
Piers Kittel wrote:
> Thing is that encoder 1 is set up properly and working fine, and
> encoder 2 is experimental, I don't mind if I lose all the rubbish I
> record on that, but the good things I use encoder 1.
> Anyway, no it wasn't a typo. I told it to use channel 1004, but
> recorded channel 3 (i.e. ITV), even tho the "recording schedules" said
> channel 4 (i.e. encoder 1 channel 4)
OK. This sounds like a problem with your external channel change
(script/transmitter or serial link/STB). If Myth said it's going to
record on channel 4, but recorded 3, it wasn't Myth's doing.
>> The difference is not the channel--it's the recording rule. Because
>> it's a record once, it records that particular showing. If it were a
>> find once (or record always, etc.), it might record from the other
> Actually, no. I only tried the "Find" rule to see if it solved the
> problem, but it didn't. Here you go...
> T4:Hollyoaks 1004 - Channel 4 Default Default Once
> 1 T4:Hollyoaks 4 - Channel 4 Sun Jul 3, 2005 (10:20
> AM) 2 hrs 35 mins Don't Record Never Record
> Even with an "Once" recording rule, it still will record from Channel
> 4 not Channel 1004.
OK. Then this means that--regardless of recording type--when Myth
identifies that two channels are the same, it will *always* use the
preferred encoder. The more I think about it, the more that seems the
sensible way to program it.
>> Setting up the different channels is not accomplishing anything. I
>> recommend deleting the 10XX channels and reassigning the input on
>> encoder 2 to the same as encoder 1.
> Ok. How exactly can I do this? Encoder 2 is easy as it's an DVB
> card, but Encoder 1 is an PVR card recording from an external digtial
OK, if they really are different sources, then leave it that way. (I
thought you only created a different source to allow yourself to specify
which encoder to use.)
The only time encoder 2 will be used is when encoder 1 is already in
use. By default, encoder 1 is used (basically, encoders are chosen by
priority, but in the event of a tie, the lowest-numbered encoder is used).
You can set encoder priorities using mythtv-setup and you can tell it to
use the least-preferred encoder for LiveTV (something about minimize
encoder conflicts with LiveTV), but otherwise, Myth will choose the
lowest-numbered available encoder for all recordings.
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