[mythtv-users] Which tuner did MythTV use?

Tony Sauri hoiho.nz at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 23:28:50 UTC 2012

On 13/11/12 11:38, Ray Lischner wrote:
> I have two HDHomeRuns (four tuners), and at least one tuner seems to be
> failing. Episodes sporadically come in clean, partially, or not at all.
> My problem is identifying the failing tuner(s). By checking which tuners
> MythTV planned to use for upcoming episodes, and comparing that with
> failed recordings, I have been able to identify one problem tuner so
> far. I need to repeat the exercise because episodes continue to fail
> unpredictably. This process takes time and causes the necessary loss of
> episodes. What would make this process faster would be if MythTV
> remembered the tuner that it used to record a program.
> My question: Does MythTV in fact keep track of which tuner it used? If
> so, where in the database does it keep this information? (I could not
> find it.)
> Does anyone else consider this to be useful information? Or is it so
> specialized to this one situation that it isn't worth the effort?

Caveat:  I do not have a HDHomeRun so not sure what the logs will look 
like for you.

You should find records like or similar to this one in your Backend Logs:

12-11-13 09:29:03.125 Started recording: "Carter Can": channel 1100 on 
cardid 5, sourceid 1

A simple script will be able to extract and list them for you.

Tony Sauri

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