[mythtv-users] Multiple Lineups / Live TV Channel Change

Scott and Nicole Harris snharris99 at live.com
Thu Nov 3 18:51:12 UTC 2011

> No. When you are recording, MythTV simply picks the first tuner out of
> the list capable of recording the channel you scheduled. Thus, the
> ideal configuration for multirec orders all the tuners sequentially in
> the database, so that MythTV automatically tries all in-use physical
> tuners, before resorting to a fresh tuner. The problem is that LiveTV
> will follow the same order, choosing a virtual tuner on an in-use
> physical tuner, locked to a specific multiplex.
> The work around is that you configure your virtual tuners sequentially,
> so multirec works as intended. Then you add in one additional virtual
> tuner each, and configure LiveTV to avoid conflicts, causing it to pull
> sequentially from the bottom of the list down. Recordings and LiveTV
> thus both get the ordering that is best suited for their purposes. The
> issue becomes that if all your tuners are tied up with LiveTV, scheduled
> recordings may fail.

Yes, I got all that.  I was apparently a little confused with the "change virtual tuners from 2 to 4 as you connect them".  So you're saying I could have simply changed Max Recordings to 4 on each capture card as I added it? After defining all my capture cards with 4 tuners, THEN gone in and connected them in the order I want them used for recording? 		 	   		  

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