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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Nov 3 20:38:32 UTC 2011

On 11/03/2011 02:42 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> 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.

Or if "the wrong" tuner is tied up with Live TV at the point when any 
recording begins, you may be wasting multiple physical tuners on the 
same multiplex or it may affect future placement of recordings, meaning 
that you may have recordings failing due to conflicts even hours after 
watching Live TV.

It's a terrible hack.  The best configuration is the default 
configuration you get without any of these hijinx--i.e. the 
configuration where MythTV is configured to prioritize recordings over 
Live TV.


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