[mythtv-users] Live TV playback frustration

Thomas Mashos thomas at mashos.com
Thu Aug 23 22:22:44 UTC 2012

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 2:24 PM, Karl Newman <newmank1 at asme.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 1:47 PM, Thomas Mashos <thomas at mashos.com> wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> However, what this commercial PVR got right, which Myth doesn't, is that the
>>> content is the heart of the experience.  Not LiveTV, not recordings, but
>>> just TV.
>>> You could setup a recording and watch it live from the recordings list (as
>>> is the recommended method in Myth).  However, if you were channel surfing
>>> and stumbled across it (perhaps you'd forgotten it was on but fancied
>>> watching it there and then), you could wind back to the start of the show
>>> without going to the recordings list.  It just used the recording file when
>>> you reached this channel when surfing.
>> I honestly question whether this works how you have explained it. How
>> could it let you go back to the beginning of a LiveTV broadcast unless
>> it had been recording every channel in the event you might want to
>> watch "Live TV". Now it might always be recording the current show on
>> the channel that the "Live TV" tuner is tuned to, but that A) isn't
>> what you described, and B) doesn't lend itself at all to using
>> multiple types of tuners/sources.
> I think you misunderstood. He meant that he had a scheduled recording
> going, and then while watching live TV happened to change the channel
> to the one that was currently being recorded (by the scheduler). Live
> TV in Myth doesn't know anything about using (scheduled) recordings in
> progress.
> Karl
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I must have missed that the first time I read it.


Thomas Mashos

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