[mythtv-users] 2 capture cards: want 1 dedicated to live TV, other to recording
gajs-f0el at dea.spamcon.org
Wed Dec 17 18:21:35 UTC 2008
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> You'll need to do the capture card portion (but don't need to do the
> video source portion--though doing both doesn't hurt and may be
> beneficial in the future if your video source ID's aren't contiguous and
> starting with 1).
I actually have only one video source, so not re-doing it looks pretty
safe in my case.
> Though, really, you probably don't need to (or want to) set input
> priorities--you're better off just defining them in order and enabling
> "Avoid conflicts".
> As I mentioned before, setting input priorities may cause your system to
> not record shows you want it to record... Read section 12.6 of the
> HOWTO for details.
I looked over the links you provided--thanks for bringing them to my
attention. I have to admit that the first one (about capture card
priorities) is a bit over my head. It assumes a certain basic level of
knowledge that I don't have and to really understand what's written there
I'd have to search for other literature that explains some of the concepts
I'm having difficulty with. But as I play around with the system, read
other documentation, then re-read that one, I should begin to understand
One question with regard to priority settings. Given that I watch very
little live TV, and that I also even watch very little recorded TV (2
hours in any given day is the max), would you say messing with priority
settings could still cause me problems?
Also, if I understand correctly you're saying that setting up the cards in
a different order (with the better card being the first one set up), then
ticking the "avoid conflicts" option is going to result in the system
functioning pretty much like I want anyway, right? I.e., doing that is
going to cause the system to use the lesser card for live TV viewing and
the better card for recording all/most of the time in almost all
instances. Have I understood you correctly?
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