[mythtv-users] cards vs sources vs inputs confusion, problems and possible bugs

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Thu Dec 3 23:20:32 UTC 2009

Petr Stehlik wrote:
> Petr Stehlik píše v Čt 03. 12. 2009 v 22:02 +0100:
>>>> I have been playing with various switches that could be affecting that
>>>> and now I am running into some kind of a busy loop where mythbacked and
>>>> mysql both hog the CPU at 100%. That's worse than before :-)
>>> Another case of too many settings with too many combinations to test, 
>>> probably.  So the hard part will likely be figuring out how to make it 
>>> reproducible. 
>> It's actually not that hard. If you want the Live TV to work normally
>> you definitely want to (in TV Settings -> General and Playback OSD):
>> 1) Avoid conflicts between live TV and scheduled shows
>> 2) Allow live TV to move scheduled shows
>> 3) Always use Browse mode in live TV
>> 4) Browse all channels
> This is getting interesting:
> With "Always use Browse mode in live TV" DISABLED the channel changing
> works _correctly_ and allows watching all channels using the free tuner.
> When you press ArrowUp/Down the channel is changed immediately.
> With that switch ENABLED when you press ArrowUp/Down and want to browse
> through the channums that are available on both cards it offers you only
> those channels that could be recorded from the BUSY card (i.e. it locks
> you to the multiplex that is being recorded on the busy card, ignoring
> there's a completely free card).
> It looks like the browse mode is confused by those duplicate channums
> and doesn't realize that there is a free card available with the same
> channums. Internally in Myth itself picking a free tuner works correctly
> when one avoids the Browse mode. This is actually good news.
> I think I am getting closer to being able to create an useful bug
> report.

THank you for that! I have always had that item ENABLED....which may be 
the wrong way for what I actually want.

Heh! More play required!


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