[mythtv-users] HDHomerun Connect: "idle" tuner keep streaming

Janusz S. Bien jsbien at mimuw.edu.pl
Sun Sep 24 14:29:13 UTC 2017

Quote/Cytat - "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> (Sun 24 Sep  
2017 03:14:53 PM CEST):

> The data is generally sent spread out across multiplexes ("set of  
> channels") such that MythTV has to tune a channel and listen to it  
> for a while to figure out what data is being sent for those  
> channels, then tune another multiplex and listen to it to figure out  
> what's on those channels, and continue for all the multiplexes.  
> Then, by the time it finishes, the data may well have changed for  
> some of the channels (or have been updated with further listings  
> data or ...), so it starts the process again.
> If you don't like your tuners being in use for it, you'll need to  
> either find another source for listings data (like some XMLTV  
> source) or you can choose to disable "Active EIT" in your capture  
> card settings in mythtv-setup:
> Use DVB card for active EIT scan
> If enabled, activate active scanning for program data (EIT). When  
> this option is enabled the DVB card is constantly in-use.
> However, if you do, you will only get "passive" EIT scanning,  
> meaning you will only get EIT data when you're recording (recordings  
> and Live TV), and only for the multiplex on which you're recording  
> (meaning you could lose all data for a given multiplex if you don't  
> record from it or at least tune it in Live TV often enough and for  
> long enough.
> If  you want high-availability listings data, and want to use EIT,  
> you really do want active EIT.  You could disable it on only one or  
> a couple of capture cards, but choose carefully how much to disable.
>> Is mythfilldatabase used also for EIT?
> No.  It's only for filling the database with listings from XMLTV or  
> Schedules Direct.

Thank you very much for your detailed explanation.

Best regards


Prof. dr hab. Janusz S. Bień -  Uniwersytet Warszawski (Katedra  
Lingwistyki Formalnej)
Prof. Janusz S. Bień - University of Warsaw (Formal Linguistics Department)
jsbien at uw.edu.pl, jsbien at mimuw.edu.pl, http://fleksem.klf.uw.edu.pl/~jsbien/

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