[mythtv-users] scheduler settling with conflicts where they are resolvable

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Sep 8 20:52:13 UTC 2011

On 09/08/2011 04:17 PM, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> On 11-09-08 04:07 PM, Ronald Frazier wrote:
>> The problem, I think, is with priorities. Myth doesn't seem to
>> understand equal priorities so well...it will ALWAYS favor something.
>> So that's my guess...even though you could
>> manually rearrange them to get the same results, for some reason it
>> favors one of those shows and doesn't want to bump it to a
>> less-favored recorder.
> But it had nothing to do with multiple recorders and the scores of them
> but simply re-arranging which channels on the same recorder that it used
> which allowed the conflict to be resolved.
> I get that the scheduler doesn't try every permutation to get a best fit
> but instead stops at a "good fit", but a fit that leaves conflicts where
> they need not be isn't even a "good fit" IMHO.
> FWIW, there were even other (analog) tuners available that the scheduler
> could have recorded the conflicting programs on (i.e. the good fit, vs.
> the best fit) but it didn't even try that.

What he said applies to (was meant to refer to?) recording rules, too.


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