[mythtv-users] choosing channel to record by definition?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Aug 4 19:00:32 UTC 2008

On 08/04/2008 01:46 PM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Aug 4, 2008, at 6:43 AM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
>>>> Is there any way to control MythTV's choice of recording definition
>>>> for programs set to record at any time on any channel?
>>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Scheduling_Recordings#Priority
>> Thanks, Brad, but this doesn't really seem to cover my question.
>> Channel Priorities sort-of covers it, in that it would allow me to
>> set a global priority preference for an HD channel over an SD channel
>> or vice versa, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do this at
>> the individual level for a given recording.  Also, this would seem to
>> have some unintented side effects.  I don't really wan to influence
>> the scheduler to choose HD program A over SD program B, only to choose
>> HD program A over SD program A, or SD program B over HD program B.
> Maybe it would help to know how you determine what is a high-def  
> program and what isn't. If you're looking at just the flag that comes  
> from schedules direct, custom priority SQL statements might be the way  
> to go. (I thought there was a built-in way to use this flag,

http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-12.html covers it.

>  but I might be wrong


>  and I'm not in front of my myth box right now - and if  
> I were I'd be too lazy to look for you.)

Yeah, and really you shouldn't be expected to do so.  :)

Anyway, the OP should read everything in the link I've given.  If the OP 
is feeling lazy, find in page will allow him to answer this one question 
quickly (but miss out on all the other information that he /should/ know).


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