[mythtv] Re: Re: Ticket #255: Improved scheduling of consecutive
programs with pre-roll/overrecord
mythtv at maxbarry.com
Sat Oct 1 04:44:53 UTC 2005
David Engel wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 09:37:21PM -0400, Isaac Richards wrote:
>> On Thursday 29 September 2005 06:48 pm, David Engel wrote:
>> > 3. Limit the existing pre-roll and post-roll settings to 30 seconds
>> > maximum.
>> My global pre/post roll settings have been set to 3 minutes each for several
>> years now.
> How often do those 3 minutes actually matter? I use 5 seconds for
> pre-roll and 15 seconds for post-roll and has always been enough for
> my needs. If 30 seconds is too small, suggest another value.
It seems odd that you'd deliberately try to implement a ceiling value
for overrecord that's high enough to let Isaac catch the end of shows
that drift late, but low enough to prevent users faced with more
temporally-challenged TV networks from doing the same.
I'm also confused about why my patch should be denied on the basis that
it makes overrecord more effective at a purpose for which it was not
intended (i.e. to catch shows that unexpectedly drift late), when just a
few weeks earlier this changeset was committed:
This lets users use overrecord to catch more of sports events that tend
to drift late. Why is it okay to (ab)use overrecord to catch the end of
sports events, but not shows in other categories?
I certainly agree that using overrecord in this way is not perfect, and
a new global soft buffer could provide some additional minor advantages.
But by blocking the patch, it seems like you're denying users a way to
catch more of the shows they want because you'd prefer them to use a
method that doesn't exist yet.
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