[mythtv-users] Automatically alternating tuners.

jonny Linux jonnylinux at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 20:48:19 UTC 2007

> I run into the same issue.  The scheduler seems so complex though I've
> never gotten up the nerve to look at the code and try to implement the
> alternating tuner approach.  Or make that run late soft setting a firm
> setting, but not hard, if that makes any sense.

Yes - thats the solution I was thinking of. There are two problems with
using the early late parameters
1) They will have to be set manually on each schedule.
2) It will fail if there are no tuners left, at which point the extra time
settings should be ignored.

The other thing that I've always thought would be nice is if you have
> two back to back recordings on the same show, and have the record
> early/late option soft setting, just start splitting the recording
> into two files during the overlap from the same tuner so there is not
> break in the recording at all.  I can't imagine that this is a trivial
> change.

Yes - I'm sure I read a thread about that a few months ago - this would be a
great help. There are frequently consecutive programs on the same channel
I'd like to record, and I often end up having to manually override the tuner
settings to make sure both the end of the first program and the start of the
next are recorded.

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