[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
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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