[vdr] pvrinput multiple cards, recording and epg

Simon Baxter linuxtv at nzbaxters.com
Tue Nov 14 23:23:34 CET 2006

I've just received my new PVR-500 card and have it happily installed and 
working with ivtv 0.9 (svn)

I figure since the FM radio is only available on the 1st encoder, I'll have 
to dedicate VDR recording tasks to the 2nd encoder and leave the first for 
general purpose TV watching and radio listening.  Unless I can cut off the 
FM radio if the recorder needs that adapter?

Will I need to maintain duplicate channel entries in channels.conf for each 
device - so I can select one or the other for recording or watching?  I 
guess the best way to do this is prefix the ones I want to record on, and 
avoid using them when general channel surfing.

I'm also not sure how to handle epg.  At the moment I use xmltv and 
xmltv2vdr.pl to import epg.  I'm guessing I'll also need to have duplicate 
epg for each tuner?  Is there a way I can use VDR with a single epg, but 
just select an adapter based on availability?

This machine will sit in my basement with the PVR-500, DVB-T card and a 
DVB-S card

Can anyone offer any advice? 

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