[mythtv-users] Unable to Record Several Simultaneous Programmes

Steve Higton hpq8bfr.mailing.lists at dsl.pipex.com
Sat Jun 4 15:02:26 UTC 2005

On Saturday 04 June 2005 15:17, Nick wrote:
> On 6/4/05, Steve Higton <hpq8bfr.mailing.lists at dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > I have recently installed mythtv 0.18.1 on an SUSE 9.3 machine that has
> > three nebula electronics digitv cards installed.  The three DVB cards
> > work and I've successfully bee able to get a channel list using dvbscan
> > on all three of them simultaneously.
> >
> > However, I can't seem to be able to record more than one programme at a
> > time. I
> > can start recording one program without any problems.  Any attempts to
> > record further programmes results in a conflict, it's as if the scheduler
> > doesn't know
> > that the other two cards exist.  I've checked the channels DB table and
> > there are three rows for each channel, each with a different sourceid.  I
> > can even watch one channel whilst a programme is being recorded.
> >
> > Can anyone suggest either a solution or some more investigation/tests
> > that I should perform?
> Check the capturecards and cardinput tables also to check the cards
> are correctly entered there (they would seem to be if you can watch
> TV). Have you made any changes to card and/or channel priorities?

There are three rows in the capturecard table:

cardid  videodevice             cardtype        defaultinput
1               0                       DVB             DVBInput
2               1                       DVB             DVBInput
3               2                       DVB             DVBInput

The cardinput also contains three rows:

cardinputid             cardid  sourceid        inputname
1                       1               1               DVBInput
2                       2               2               DVBInput
3                       3               3               DVBInput

I haven't made any changes to card or channel priorities.  Can you tell me 
where I'd check those settings?  I just looked at the channel table and the 
recpriority field is 0 for all channels.  Is that what you were referring to?

The really strange thing is that this morning I managed to record two 
programmes simultaneously, couldn't record a third due to a supposed conflict 
but could watch a programme using the third DVB card!


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