[mythtv-users] Multi backend TV card preference?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jul 12 18:11:26 EDT 2005

Paul V. Gratz wrote:

>   I just wanted to ask a quick question about setting up a slave backend.  I 
>have successfully setup a master server with one winTV Go capture card in it.  
>I have a front end machine that also has a TV card in it however the 
>processor in it is an old 1.6GHz P4 and the TV card is also a WinTV Go.  I've 
>tried to set it up so that it this machine has a slave backend with a low 
>priority on the TV card however for some reason the master always wants to 
>have the slave TV card running when I'm watching "Live TV" on that machine no 
>matter how low I set the priority on it (or how high I set the priority on 
>the master backend). The problem is that when I view TV on the slave machine 
>using the slave TV card I've found that it can be slightly choppy vs. when 
>I'm watching TV from the master's TV card everything is perfectly smooth 
>(fast ethernet and the master is a much faster machine).  
>   Is there any way that I can set it up so that the master backend always 
>records or is used for Live TV unless it is already being used for a 
>recording?  I'd like it if the only time I'm using the Slave's TV card is if 
>the Master has already started recording something.  I've done a bunch of 
>searching but I've had no luck finding a solution for exactly my problem.
>  I'm currently using MythTV .18-1 on gentoo.
Sounds like someone selected, "Avoid conflicts between live TV and 
scheduled shows."

If enabled, live TV will choose a tuner card that is less likely to have 
scheduled recordings rather than the best card available.

(basically, it chooses the lowest-priority available card for LiveTV).



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