[mythtv-users] multirec works but the scheduler never uses it for consecutive recordings

Ste Daniels steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 24 15:53:37 UTC 2009

2009/11/24 ryan patterson <ryan.goat at gmail.com>:
> I have two ATSC/QAM HDhomerun boxes set up to use multirec.  One tunes
> ATSC OTA off an antenna (real tuners 11 & 13 virtual tuners 12 &14)
> and the other HDHR tunes clear QAM from my cable service (real tuners
> 16 & 18 virtual tuners 17 & 19).  I know multirec is working.  If I
> schedule recordings at the same time from channel 44-1 & 44-2 myth
> correctly uses tuners 11 & 12.  I have successfully recorded eight
> shows at once (as a test).  So I know all real and virtual tuners
> work.
> Also I will point out I have myth set to start recordings five minuets
> early and end recordings five minuets late.  But when I have back to
> back recordings scheduled on the same channel Myth always uses one
> tuner for both recordings.  For example on FOX Sundays I record the
> Simpsons, the Cleavland Show, Family Guy and American Dad.  Myth
> always uses tuner 11 to record all four shows.  This means I don't get
> the extra five minuets before or after.  Myth could use tuners 12, 13
> & 14 to record these back to back shows but instead the other tuners
> sit idle every week.
> Why doesn't myth use my other tuners?

Hi Ryan,

This has been discussed a million and one times. What queries did you
try when searching the list?


Ste Daniels

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