[mythtv-users] Problem with LiveTV from the EPG

Tim Draper veehexx at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 22:05:45 UTC 2012

On 19 July 2012 23:40, Peter Bennett (cats22) <cats22 at comcast.net> wrote:
> I am using MythTV 0.25 with Ubuntu 12.04.
> I have only 1 firewire tuner. When in live tv, if I select the program
> guide, then go down to a different channel that is also on firewire, and
> press enter, instead of changing channels it says it cannot change
> because it is already recording. The only thing it is already recording
> is the channel currently viewing in Live TV. If I exit from the EPG and
> then enter the channel number it switches without a problem.
> I tried setting the option to start up live TV in the EPG, but that has
> the same problem.
> I believe this used to work in 0.24. Is there some setting I may have
> wrong? If it can switch by typing in the channel number it should be
> able to switch by selecting the channel in the EPG.
> The wiki mentions pressing M to change channels but that just brings up
> a menu and selecting change channel from that menu does the same thing.
> The wiki also mentions X to change channel in the EPG, but X does
> nothing at all.
> Perhaps suppressing the live display of a channel while in the EPG would
> prevent this. Is that possible?
> Peter

i too am having this issue - 3 tuners though. change with 'live tv in
guide' fails, but going to livetv and tapping in the channel number
works fine.
0.24 definitely didnt do this. i've only started using live tv in 0.25
this weekend (been using recorded content upto now).

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