[mythtv-users] Phantom encoders appearing randomly

mythtv at mdabbs.org mythtv at mdabbs.org
Wed Nov 30 14:52:37 UTC 2022

On 11/30/22 4:23 AM, Klaas de Waal <klaas.de.waal at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Nov 2022 at 03:11, mythtv <mythtv at mdabbs.org 
> <mailto:mythtv at mdabbs.org>> wrote:
>     I've started to have this problem where new random encoders start to
>     appear in the backend.  It is actually happening because the number of
>     max recordings for one of the encoders keeps increasing on its own. I
>     have two external recorders, but this only appears to happen to the
>     first one.  They both had the 'Schedule as Group' option checked, and
>     the help text says virtual inputs will automatically be added as needed
>     to fulfill the recording load. Is this what's causing the new inputs?
> Yes.
> See the WIki 
> https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Channel_Scanning#Interactions_between_inputs 
> <https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Channel_Scanning#Interactions_between_inputs> for more about the Max Recording and Schedule as Group options.
> Klaas.
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Thanks!  Just a question out of curiosity, are all the topions the same for all encoder types?  The wiki says multirec is only supported by a few types of encoders, and Schedule as group defaults to on. Would it help others if these options were greyed out and/or defaulted off for encoder types that don't support multirec?

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