[mythtv-users] What Tuner Did a Recording Come From?

Dan dansto.well+myth at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 10:38:12 UTC 2011

2011/9/10 Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk>:
> On 10/09/11 02:55, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 09/09/2011 08:21 PM, Charles Wright wrote:
>>> Is there an easy way to tel with Mythweb or the Watch recordings
>>> screen which tuner a recording came from?
>> No, the information isn't stored since the definition of "which tuner"
>> can change as frequently as every reboot.
>> The log files have information showing which tuner recorded which.
>> There's also the ugly hack at
>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Which_recorder.pl , which will parse the
>> information out of the log files.
> I know you keep saying this, but it would really be helpful to keep this
> information in the database.
> Saying the info may change with each reboot is a red herring, since (i) if your
> capture card arrangement is complex enough that the order of numbering matters,
> you would have set up udev rules to enforce consistency and (ii) once most
> backends are set up and working they don't get booted that often, if at all.
> A single column with the tuner number in is all we ask, to assist with locating
> errors. We're quite aware that old info of this sort will be less useful any
> time tuners get reorganized, but it can still have historical significance.

Yes! It would be useful. I'm currently trying to diagnose tuning
issues in a two-tuner machine, and work out if the (intermittent)
problem is happening one or both of the inputs.

It doesn't matter that the information might become outdated; it'd be
very useful in the short term.


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