[mythtv] UK Freeview "Playback"
stuart at tase.co.uk
Fri Jan 5 12:40:33 UTC 2007
On Friday 5 January 2007 12:19, Chris Birkinshaw wrote:
> On 8/24/06, Stuart Auchterlonie <stuarta at squashedfrog.net> wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 04:37:32PM +0100, Martin Long wrote:
> > > Has anyone managed to get their hands on the technical change
> > > specifications for Freeview "Playback"? I know that to support some of
> > > the changes there are plans to introduce some new metadata into the EPG
> > > and possibly some MHEG stuff too.
> Mythtv is almost compliant, aside from a few areas:
It's not a case of mythtv's compliance so much as requiring the specs for the
> 1. Series linking and split events (I have seen people are already
> working on this)
Series linking is already done in effect but without series identifiers in the
EIT it can't distinguish between different series or even accurately identify
repeats at times. This is the sort of thing which requires the information be
broadcast and which hopefully will be introduced by Freeview Playback - but
no one has seen the specs yet.
> 2. Recording back to back events should not register a conflict (this
> was mentioned ages ago on this list - has it been looked at?)
I've never, ever seen it happen unless someone is using per recording padding
in which case it is intended.
> 3. Recording start and stop needs to be controlled by the EITpf
Ending the recording according to that is fine and Janne has done work in that
area, although it doesn't actually stop the recording but places cut marks.
Starting the recording according to event is more problematic. To start early
we would need to be monitoring ahead of the programme start which may not be
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