[vdr] Recording priority question

syrius.ml at no-log.org syrius.ml at no-log.org
Tue Sep 5 19:35:10 CEST 2006


Anssi Hannula <anssi.hannula at gmail.com> writes:

>> [...]
> For a reference, here's the algorithm VDR 1.4.2 uses to select the
> device for viewing and recordings:
> If this is liveview and the primary device provides the channel without
> interrupting anything else, it is used. Otherwise:
> Devices that have higher priority receivers on other transponders than
> this recording will not be considered.
> For other devices, checks are done in this order (the first ones are
> valued the most):
> 1. If the card is already recording on the same transponder, use that
> device.
> 2. Avoid the card if it has an ongoing recording.
> 3. Avoid the card if it is used for transfer-mode receiving.
> 4. Use the device which has the lowest priority recording already running.
> 5. Use the device which has the lowest number of CAMs.
> 6. Avoid primary device.
> 7. Avoid full-featured cards.

is it possible to give different priorities to transfer modes ?
i'm using xineliboutput for liveview
streamdev vtp for 2nd liveview ( would several liveviews be handled in
vdr 1.5 ? :) )
i'm using a script to manually get epg (something that reads from
streamdev http) and i like this to have priority over vtp but not over
xineliboutput. (and for sure recordings still have the higher
priority)

is it possible to change the priority in the plugin sources ?
(i'm still not understanding everything about Receiver, Device and
{p,P}riority, any advice where to start ?)

for example, i'd like xineliboutput to set a higher priority to the
receiver (is it the good term ?) when a xine client is connected.
so that transfer_mode-liveview with xinelibout gets handled in a
better way
does it make sense ?

is vdr actually ready for that kind of things ?

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