[vdr] pvrinput multiple cards, recording and epg
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
Can anyone offer any advice?
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