[vdr] Reserve device for Live-Tv

Ingo Prochaska nvertigo at gmx.de
Wed Dec 19 13:52:40 CET 2012

Am 19.12.2012 10:36, schrieb EikeSauer at t-online.de:
> clue how to accomblish this...
> There's a define LIVEPRIORITY somewhere in the code. If you would
> set it to MAXPRIORITY and recompile, you might get what you need.
> Recorders couldn't claim the device used for live viewing becausethey
> would have lower priority. Disclaimer: I didn't try it.
> Ciao,
>    Eike
After a first test: it works. I have three devices - I started two 
live-recordings and generated a timer within the next 3 minutes watching 
a fourth transponder. When the timer should kick in nothing happens. So 
far - so great.

But really nothing happens: no channelswitch - but also no conflict 
warning or any info about not serving the timer. So this might be the 
first step in direction to solve this (social ;) ) problem. Perhaps a 
LIVEPRIORITY of 98 makes sense here, so that you can configure timers 
that are more important then viewing live TV.

Klaus, I understand that you do not want to introduce more features 
before 2.0 and I understand that this is a very marginal issue. But if 
you have an idea, how to get vdr to spill a message about this 
situation, I would be very glad if you could help us people with too 
many timers out.

Regards, Ingo

diff --git a/config.h b/config.h
index 65e85bc..5d32d11 100644
--- a/config.h
+++ b/config.h
@@ -45,7 +45,9 @@

  #define MAXPRIORITY       99
-#define LIVEPRIORITY      0                  // priority used when 
selecting a device for live viewing
+//try to rserve 1 Device for live-TV exclusivly
+#define LIVEPRIORITY      MAXPRIORITY                  // priority used 
when selecting a device for live viewing
+//#define LIVEPRIORITY      0                  // priority used when 
selecting a device for live viewing
  #define TRANSFERPRIORITY  (LIVEPRIORITY - 1) // priority used for 
actual local Transfer Mode
  #define IDLEPRIORITY      (MINPRIORITY - 1)  // priority of an idle device
  #define MAXLIFETIME       99

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