[mythtv] Questions about recording profiles

Klaas de Waal klaas.de.waal at gmail.com
Sun Aug 23 21:37:31 UTC 2020

On Sun, 23 Aug 2020 at 23:20, Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:

> Recording profiles are an input field for setting up recordings.
> mythfrontend user interface prompts for values "Default", "LiveTV",
> "High Quality", "Low Quality", hard-coded in scheduleeditor.cpp.
> The database table recordingprofiles contains entries for "Default",
> "Live TV", "High Quality", "Low Quality", for several groups.
> Note how "Live TV" is spelt with a space in the database and without a
> space in the user interface.
> Recording rules that ask for "LiveTV", have the value "LiveTV" in the
> record table. Presumable, any settings you make in mythtv-setup for
> "Live TV" will not be used because of the discrepancy.
> mythtv-setup also allows you to create additional recording profiles.
> However when you do create them, they cannot be used since the user
> interface only gives you those four hardcoded values.
> Maybe recording profiles are useful for transcoding or some types of
> recording devices. Is the "LiveTV" vs "Live TV" thing a bug, should we
> fix it?
> IIRC in ancient times the recording profiles were used to store encoding
parameters, such as MPEG2 bitrate, of the Hauppauge PVR150/500 cards.
I am not aware of any other usage but maybe the newer encoding capture
cards for HDMI inputs can/could use this?
Fixing LiveTV vs. Live TV sounds like a good idea.

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