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

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Sun Jun 15 07:06:50 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 10:41 PM, Bill Williamson <bill at bbqninja.com> wrote:
> 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).

That's all well and good, except that there's a difference when you're
watching said recorded channel "live" and you attempt to change to the
next channel.  Can't really do that in a smooth manner by manually
recording programs - you'd have to jump to the program guide each

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