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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Nov 24 18:22:35 UTC 2009

On 11/24/2009 11:51 AM, ryan patterson wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Simon Hobson wrote:
>> ryan patterson wrote:
>>> 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?
>> It's just the way the scheduler works - discussed on here a few months ago.
>> You can set a hard extension to recordings (down near the bottom of the
>> recording rule options), but then you will not get back-back recordings when
>> they are neccessary.
> Thanks for the heads up.  Changing the start recording early, end
> recording late option in the individual recording schedule did in fact
> cause myth to start using the idle tuners.  I always assumed the
> global early/late setting had the same effect as the early/late
> setting on the individual schedules.  Apparently not so though I don't
> know why not.

Because it breaks things.  :)

Nevertheless, those who don't care about breakage can use:

Avoid back to back recordings from different channels
If set, the scheduler will avoid assigning shows from different channels
to the same card if their end time and start time match. This will be
allowed when necessary in order to resolve conflicts.

And Section 12 of the HOWTO explains how scheduling works and why:


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