my problem with just setting locast to lowest priority is that it also then uses my TVE locals rather than locast when i'm flipping through the guide, which puts the channels out of order and (now that the option is finally there to use OTA) causes the locast version of NBC and ABC to not show in the guide.
my solution has been to set all ABC and NBC season passes to use the TVE feeds by locking them into that channel number. it'd be great if there was a better solution here, but unless i'm missing something obvious i haven't found it.
@tmm1 would it be possible to add a stream limit option for locast similar to what is in the new m3u playlist settings? i'd hate to see it locked to four streams by default, because like i said they definitely do not always enforce a hard cap at four streams. i've gone over it several times and not seen the "too many streams" error. i haven't been able to come up with a definite scenario where it will always be triggered.
when i was using the fHDHR to get my locast streams into the DVR without the native locast integration, i had it set at a six stream limit to give myself some wiggle room for potential recordings and channel changes...my guess is that they have some sort of algorithm that is checking how often you open a new stream for any channel rather than just limiting it to four active streams at a time. the problem is that i have no clue what that algorithm is...