[mythtv-users] Myth Scheduler doesn't work as expected for two tuners & multirecord=2

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Sun Jun 15 02:41:53 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 9:27 AM, Michael T. Dean
> <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> Actually, LiveTV is /not/ a common usage at all.  At least when it comes
>> to the devs, LiveTV is probably the most uncommon usage you can find for
>> MythTV.
> Which begs the question - if it's not going to be actively supported,
> why is it an option at all?

It isn't an option any more.  LiveTV is essentially now a "precanned
script" (as in batch process, not as in seperate file) which:
-autoschedules a recording for the channel you are on
-sets it to auto-expire
-autoschedules the next show the moment before it changes
-autoswitches to that next show at the same moment
-autoends that recording when you change channels

There IS NO live TV as of .19, it just automatically takes the same
actions you could take by hand (or honestly you could script through
the myth api + the socket interface).

This is in contrast to the pre .19 way of doing livetv which really
was just recording the output of a tuner into a big 2gb ringbuffer and
letting you shuffle around in it (this is how tivo does it).

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