[mythtv-users] missing recordings

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Fri Mar 4 12:29:57 UTC 2011

On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 7:03 AM, Mike Perkins
<mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
> On 03/03/11 19:33, kanetse at gmail.com wrote:
>> I agree that it can be a complicated issue -- but consider what
>> happens if someone is watching LiveTV and then hits the record key.  A
>> recording is immediately started on the channel being viewed.
> Actually it isn't. Whether you are watching something pre-recorded or watching
> LiveTV you are *always* watching a recording. In the case of LiveTV all that
> happens when you 'hit the record key' is that the status of the recording is
> changed so that it is saved afterwards and not discarded in the normal fashion.
> Remember, LiveTV isn't streamed directly from the tuner to the front-end. It is
> set up exactly as a scheduled recording is and you are watching that recording,
> several seconds behind the capture point.

It doesn't change the fundamental point of the poster.  Consider this rewording:

consider what happens if someone is on the front end menu screen and
selects LiveTV.  A recording is immediately started...

The point is that a tuner can be called into service to create a
recording at a moment's notice.


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