[mythtv-users] UK DVB-T radio recording/LiveTV failing (SVN 10943)

Daniel Kristjansson danielk at cuymedia.net
Tue Aug 29 12:27:29 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-08-29 at 02:32 +0100, Nick wrote:

> One last question - is there a downside to changing my DVB profiles to
> 'audio only' rather than 'all'? The reason I had changed my profiles
> to 'tv' was so the extra itv data would not be included in recording
> files as I was trying to use as little space as possible...

Audio Only  -- requires audio + only records audio
TV Only     -- requires video + only records audio, video and subtitles
Normal      -- requires signal + records all streams in program

You can create a whole new recording profile and call it "Radio",
then set it to record "Audio Only". The main difference is that
MHEG is recorded unless you use one of the "X Only" profiles.
MHEG is what's used to present the Interactive TV UI. Usually
the more useful MHEG is added to news and sports programs.
Also, if something like subtitles are added to a radio program
you would notice it on an audio program (but it would have no
real effect on a TV program's size).

> The message displayed in the interface does not state that the tv
> profile \requires\ a video stream to record - " 'TV Only' will record
> only audio, video and subtitle streams." - hence my confusion (Without
> any explanation, I didn't want to change it to 'audio only' in case it
> failed to record anything with a video stream). Should this message be
> updated to inform the user what this setting actually means, and to
> add a comment regarding the 'audio only' value?

Perhaps, but I think it might be better to add a UK section to
the wiki that explains this and the other oddities in the UK.

-- Daniel

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