[mythtv-users] 3 Mux but recording schedule indicating using 4 tuners?

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sat Sep 17 04:20:52 UTC 2011

On 9/17/2011 00:10, tortise wrote:
> <bunch of scheduling mess>

When you create a digital tuner, you specify how many virtual tuners you 
want to define.  This lets MythTV know how many simultaneous recordings 
on that physical tuner to allow.  The default is two, the maximum is 
five, and you left it at the default.

Tuner two is recording Bollywood and rugby at 8PM, both two and a half 
hours long, both with a minute of padding on either end.  They will both 
stop recording at 10:31PM, but the next instance of rugby starts at 
10:30PM, with a minute of padding.  Since you only have two virtual 
tuners defined, MythTV has to use another physical tuner for the same 
mux.  If you add more virtual tuners, this won't happen.  If you remove 
your padding, this won't happen.

Note that you must remove all your tuners, and add them all back one at 
a time with all the virtual tuners you need, as Ronald described.  If 
you don't, MythTV will continue to use the fourth tuner, because the 
additional virtuals for the second tuner will be lower on the list.

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