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TVHeadend: first steps ... and a dual-tuner card (e.g. HVR-4000) question

Added by Liam Friel over 10 years ago

Hi

as a long-time XBMC user (with a MythTV backend system for recordings) I had not got around to trying out TVHeadend.

I tried it out today and man, so far I am seriously impressed.

MythTV isn't really usable for live TV - very low WAF with ~10 second channel change times. But TVheadend just blows it away!

I am letting it sit for a few hours to see if it will correctly build the EPG data from XMLTV. If it does that, and I get to play with some recordings, I am sold completely.

A question though: I am at the moment just using the version from the Lonelycoder repository.
What the status of multi-frontend support in the latest code from github?
I have mostly HVR-4000 cards and would like to use both frontends.
Does the latest code support the idea that you can't use the DVB-S2 and DVB-T frontends from the HVR-4000 at the same time?

Just wondering should I go and build from source.

Fantastic software though so far, just great. As has been said before, the ease of setup relative to MythTV is nothing short of amazing.

Liam


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RE: TVHeadend: first steps ... and a dual-tuner card (e.g. HVR-4000) question - Added by Andreas Smas over 10 years ago

At the moment there is no support for dual frontends :-(

I'm curious though, on the HVR-4000 can you use both frontends at the same time?

What does

ls -lR /dev/adapterX

look like?

RE: TVHeadend: first steps ... and a dual-tuner card (e.g. HVR-4000) question - Added by Liam Friel over 10 years ago

OK no problem,

might see if I can get some of my colleagues interested in taking a look into it.

On the HVR-4000, no, you can't use both frontends at the same time. You can use one or the other.
MythTV handles this idea by allowing you to assign frontends to "groups", and it will only attempt to use one frontend from the same group at a time.

ls -lR on the /dev/dvb directory with the HVR-4000 adapter shows you this:

crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 4 2011-03-08 21:47 demux0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 8 2011-03-08 21:47 demux1
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 5 2011-03-08 21:47 dvr0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 9 2011-03-08 21:47 dvr1
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 3 2011-03-08 21:47 frontend0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 7 2011-03-08 21:47 frontend1
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 6 2011-03-08 21:47 net0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 212, 10 2011-03-08 21:47 net1

regards
Liam

RE: TVHeadend: first steps ... and a dual-tuner card (e.g. HVR-4000) question - Added by Liam Friel over 10 years ago

I also now see the followup to feature #164 which is related to this question.

Maybe I can get someone interesting in looking at the code ... maybe I might do it myself :-)

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