[mythtv-users] multiple cards need 'cardid' field in recorded table

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Dec 5 01:50:26 UTC 2006

On 11/29/2006 09:27 AM, mikepolniak wrote:
> I am using 3 different HDTV cards and 2 pvr-150 cards, all with different
> tuners and it would be useful to identify which card(tuner) a program was
> recorded with. Some of the tuners are more sensitive and this sometimes
> affects the recording quality.
> I would just like to know the 'cardid' for each of my recordings. Anyone else think
> this would be useful or have suggestions? 

The information goes into the backend log file:

2006-12-04 19:59:41.917 Started recording: Scrubs "My Best Friend's 
Wedding": channel 1271 on cardid 1, sourceid 1

You could always just grep it.  So, something like

grep 'Started recording:' /path/to/mythbackend.log > mythrecordings.log

Or set up a log watching program to watch for (and dump) the appropriate 
lines to a new log.

Just make sure to rotate your mythrecordings.log when you rotate 


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