[mythtv-users] which encoder was used for a recording?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Apr 17 03:41:39 UTC 2011

On 04/16/2011 11:25 PM, Vincent McIntyre wrote:
> Ahem, let's try that again...
> I am running 0.24-fixes on ubuntu 10.04 (i386), with linux-media
> modules from a couple of months back.
> I am starting to look into an issue with one of my tuner cards, a
> Dvico FusionHDTV Dual Digital Express [1].
> My question - is there a way to display which encoder was used in the
> "Previously Recorded"
> display ? It is shown in "Upcoming Recordings". I have poked around
> with mythweb and the
> mythtv wiki.
> My intention here is to check which tuner was used for recordings that
> show minor corruption
> (blocky artifacts, skips in the audio), to see if the problem is
> consistently one tuner.

It's not stored in the database, since it has no long term meaning due 
to tuner/device numbers changing, systems changing, MythTV changing, 
etc..  It's only output to the log files.

There's an ugly hack at http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Which_recorder.pl 
that will stick the information in the backend status page when used 
with the Miscellaneous Status Script (or you could easily rip out the 
HTML and output plain text, or just redirect output to a file, and a 
browser should display it well enough).


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