[mythtv-users] missing recordings
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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