[mythtv-users] Priority Channel?

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Mon May 8 16:47:31 UTC 2023

On Mon, 8 May 2023 11:03:01 -0400, you wrote:

>There are two channels that play the same program, one an hour later 
>than the other. I want to record the later one. However, occasionally 
>the later one will schedule a special event preempting the program. In 
>that case I want it to record the earlier one. (I'm not talking about 
>real time preemptions, just scheduled ones).
>How do I do this?

If the scheduled preemptions are listed in the EPG data, then all you
need to do is to give the preferred channel a higher channel priority,
sufficient that the scheduler will prefer that channel whenever a
programme is listed on it.

mythtv-setup > 6. Channel Editor > select a channel > Enter > Channel
Options - Common > Priority

Depending on your chosen theme, "Priority" is likely to be off the
bottom of the screen and you will have to scroll down to find it.

Then when you create your recording rules, you need to make sure that
you do not set the "This Channel" option so the scheduler can choose
the channel it records from.  This can cause problems if the same
programme appears on other channels than the two you want to record

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