[vdr] Using different types of device for the same channel

Matti Lehtimäki matti.lehtimaki at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 22:07:18 CEST 2010

Theunis Potgieter wrote:
> On 30 March 2010 21:26, Rob Davis <rob at davis-family.info> wrote:
>> I don't know if I immagined it, but is there a way to get VDR to use a
>> secondary channel if the first channel is busy?
>> To give an explanation, I have multiple ways a I can receive a channel,
>> through ATSC, or through PVRINPUT or NTSC.  I would like to know if there
>> is a rollover system, if the first channel is busy, use the second, then
>> third.
>> It seems I saw something which suggested this was possible, but maybe not..
> I think the current method is, one channel is tried on multiple
> devices matching the same source type. Channel 1 is dvb-s, tried on
> card-x to card-z of the same source type. I am not sure if there is a
> way to roll-over to another channel/different source type. How would
> this have to be handled? Will these channels be grouped together?

It could be possible to do it in a similar way as Alternative channel 
-patch (http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Alternative_channel-patch) 
handles alternative channels. But since that patch only works for 
recording a channel it would need some work.

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