[mythtv-users] One Capture Card but 2 Video Sources ...

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Sep 7 09:19:51 UTC 2011

On 07/09/11 09:26, Bart Delva wrote:
> Hi,
> I had my mythbuntu setup running using 1 capture card (DVB-T), 1 video
> source (DVB_EPG) and thus also 1 Input Connection (link between the input
> and the source).
> In order to get better EPG information I have configured xmltv as a second
> video source. I run mythfilldatabase manually and this all works.
> I only have 4 channels on this DVB-T setup (I love Belgium :) ). But the
> xmltv source only contains information about the first 2 channels, while the
> other 2 channels need to continue using the EPG/EIT information.
> So within channel editor I have configured first 2 channels to use the
> DVB_EPG as source and the other 2 channels to use XMLTV.
> I see EPG information coming up .... But I can only record the programs from
> the schedule that use the video source specified in the input connection (so
> if I point input conection to DVB_EPG in th einput connection I can record
> those programs, and if I specify to XMLTV I can only record those programs).
> Does there a way to combine 1 capture card with 2 video sources ?
You shouldn't need two sources for this. Just set up the xmltv source and edit 
the <source>.xmltv file to only include the channels you expect to get that way. 
Then, set the other channels as collecting data via EIT.

This should work. I do a similar thing in the UK, where I get TV schedules via 
the BBC xmltv feed, but this doesn't include radio schedules. I have to get 
those via EIT.


Mike Perkins

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