[mythtv-users] 2 capture cards: want 1 dedicated to live TV, other to recording

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Dec 17 06:14:11 UTC 2008

On Dec 16, 2008, at 9:53 PM, James Miller wrote:

>> If you *really* want to use the one card for *only* LiveTV, then  
>> don't
>> tell MythTV about it and launch some other LiveTV-viewing program  
>> that
>> uses your other card and ignores the card MythTV is using.
> Thanks for your answer, Brad. I actually like this option better  
> than the
> one you mentioned that involves fiddling with card priorities. I was
> actually attempting to do something like this before I sent my query  
> to
> the list. But I have to admit that I'm at a bit of a loss as to how I
> would invoke that other program (both VLC and xine come with  
> Mythbuntu)
> while Myth's frontend is running. Do you have any hints as to how this
> could be done? Or are you suggesting I quit the frontend in order to  
> view
> liveTV, or maybe run a second instance of xorg?
> Further input will be appreciated.


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