[mythtv-users] question involving multiple frontends

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Feb 10 16:59:40 UTC 2009

On 02/10/2009 08:44 AM, C.T. Paterson wrote:
> 2009/2/10 Mike Perkins:
>> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> Myth doesn't care if you have every single capture card (and/or every
>>> single virtual tuner) recording the exact same show (whether in LiveTV or a
>>> scheduled recording).  Only your backends/HDD's see a difference.
>> Interesting. Unusual corner case, maybe, but if you've got 3 tuners all
>> recording the same program (will the scheduler even allow that?) how does it
>> create 3 .mpg files with the same name?
> Hazarding a bit of a guess, but I've had a couple of occasions where
> my wife will put on a show for my daughter (on LiveTV), when I'd
> already scheduled a recording of that very show.  What I see in the
> recordings directory tends to be 1064_20090210130000.mpg and
> 1064_20090210130001.mpg.

Yep.  If a filename already exists with the "default" name for the show, 
the seconds are incremented by 1 until we find a filename that's not 
already in use.


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