[mythtv-users] Scheduling: prefer input

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Sun Aug 6 10:03:06 UTC 2006

chris at cpr.homelinux.net <chris at cpr.homelinux.net> says:
> In the thread where we were discussing scheduling of pre/post
> padding and how it would influence tuner selection,

A thread I've done best to ignore, mind you. I don't know what it is
about pre/postroll (terms that I dislike; see
that has caused no less than *three* invective-filled threads since I
started reading this list eight months ago. Crrr-a-zy. I expect that
one of these days we'll see a thread that combines discussion of
pre/postroll and 0.19's Live TV behavior; the result will surely
"crack the Internet right in half. I think that'll be it for the

> Michael T. Dean said "If all your inputs have the same specified
> priority, the lowest-numbered input wins the tie."
> <http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/215475#215475>
> That would suggest that you should be seeing "always #1 unless it's
> being used" in your case.

Which even *further* deepens the mystery!

I disagree with Michael's next sentence, by the way:

    If we randomly shuffle around capture cards, we might get the
    high-priority movie recorded on a BTTV card and the episodes of a
    medium-priority show recorded on a high-definition card.

I *do* agree with the sentence after that:

    Myth shouldn't be making this decision--the user should do so by
    rearranging priorities (possibly with a recording override for the

In Michael's scenario, wouldn't the high-definition card have a higher
priority? If not, why not? And, conversely, in my case, since I have
two cable boxes that are in every way identical, I'd not be surprised
by random shuffling (which I saw, or think I saw, for the first few
months of my MythTV experience). In other words I don't see anything
wrong with randomly shuffling, or "lowest-numbered tuner first," or
"highest tuner first," assuming equal priorities.

Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> | +1 650 776 7763 | San Francisco CA US

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