[mythtv-users] Backends and tuners

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Jun 16 19:58:02 UTC 2008

On Jun 16, 2008, at 12:40 PM, Kevin Kuphal wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com 
> > wrote:
> On Jun 16, 2008, at 12:19 PM, Tero Mäntyvaara wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > Can I install  tuner cards only in master backend, if I got master  
> and
> > slave backends?
> No, you can install tuner cards in both your master and slave backend.
> In fact, that is the only supported configuration. Every backend must
> have a tuner associated with it. If you do not have a tuner on the
> machine, there is no reason to have a backend running.
> Not entirely true, it could be useful for job processing (commflag,  
> etc) but that can be better served by mythjobqueue rather than a  
> slave backend.

mythbackend is not useful for processing jobs. mythjobqueue is. Again,  
running the backend is only useful if you have tuners.
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