[mythtv-users] How to choose tuner for recording?

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 12:43:42 EDT 2005

On 7/10/05, Christopher Isip <cmisip at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have two backends each with 250 gig of free space.  THe first
> backend has tuner 1 and 2.  The second backend has tuner 4. (I lost
> tuner 3).   I notice that when I schedule recordings, the tuner that
> is almost always selected is tuner 1.  This is probably going to
> fillup my first backend.  Is there a way to choose a tuner to use (
> and hence a backend) on a per recording basis?

A simple (and probably not too useful) way may be to record certain
channels on certain tuners - this way you are guaranteed that the
recording load is split between the two machines. You could create
separate channel sources for each recorder containing only the
channels you want it to record on each particular recorder.

You could also periodically update the priority of the recorders via
the database so that for a period of time one machine has priority,
then after a while the other has priority with the aim of spreading
out the disk usage between the two machines.

A third idea would be to edit the channel entries (probably via
mythsetup, easily through the database directly) so that duplicated
channels on each machines have their recpriorities spread evenly
between the two. This would mean that you wouldn't have to touch the
video sources/channel lineups and should give the same end result.

Unless you have duplicated channels visible (i.e. BBC1_R1 for BBC1 on
rec #1) I don't think you could specify recorders on a per-recording


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