[mythtv] RFC on proposed scheduler patch re: hdtv dups
david at shay.net
Sat Jul 28 20:37:03 UTC 2007
On 7/28/07, Bruce Markey <bjm at lvcm.com> wrote:
> David Shay wrote:
> > I would like some quick comments on acceptability and/or direction
> > before I go much further with some code work.
> > I would like to add an additional check into the scheduler so that it
> > would consider the hdtv flag. Basically, I would like to be able to
> > record both the standard-def and high-def versions of a program and
> > not have them considered dups. Yes, I know you can transcode them
> > down, but if you have enough tuners, why not record both, and the
> > networks have already done the appropriate pan/scan and format
> > conversion for you...
> > Anyway, here were the basic thoughts:
> > * Add an additional flag to the scheduled recording class for duphdtv,
> > add options on recording screen for ignore hdtv/quality or consider
> > hdtv/quality.
> > * Add hdtv flag to oldrecorded table. Set existing entries to null in
> > dbcheck.cpp
> > * Add logic in scheduler.cpp to do additional checks based on duphdtv setting
> The idea of allowing the user to choose to record an alternate
> backup version of the same episode is a good idea but enforcing
> HDTV as the exclusive criteria for this is limiting. The desire
> to have an alternate recording is not exclusive to HDTV and what
> you describe sounds as if it would enforce duplicate recording
> for ever HDTV show.
What other duplicate desires are out there? I'm not sure I understand
the desire for duplicates by sourceid. I'm sure there's a good
reason, but I can't remember coming across it on the lists. If there
is some way to make it more general, I could do that.
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