[mythtv] Padding of recordings
mythtv at longhome.co.uk
Wed Mar 7 23:00:00 UTC 2007
The problem is, that doesn't provide the required behaviour. If I add
padding to the individual recording rules, then it would flag a conflict as
opposed to just dropping the padding.
The (or at least my) desired behaviour is:
- If a tuner is free, use it to preserve the padding.
- If a tuner isn't free, but not conflicts otherwise, drop the padding.
I understand what you're saying about the many people who have a mix of
tuners analogue / digital / digibox, but I know many people who do exactly
what I do, and have 3 - 6 identical tuners. It would be nice to be able to
implement the above behaviour in some way - JIT allocation, or otherwise.
Even if you have to flag somewhere that all tuners are the same.
From: mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org]
On Behalf Of Michael T. Dean
Sent: 07 March 2007 22:30
To: Development of mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv] Padding of recordings
On 03/07/2007 05:03 PM, Martin Long wrote:
> I've noticed recently that the automatic padding that I've set (5 mins
> before and after) is not being added if there is a recording before or
> after irrespective of which channel it is on. I have 4 tuners, and
> there's almost always 2 free. My impression was that this would be the
> case ONLY if that recording was on the same channel, is this not the
> case? I'm guessing that the scheduler ignores padding when allocating
> I'm wondering if the time for allocating tuners 'on-the-fly' might be
> with us (so that padding can simply be preserved by allocating a free
> tuner if one is available). Tuners would still be 'loosly' allocated
> by the scheduler in the same way, to flag up conflicts etc, but these
> could be changed at record time by the backend - pretty much ignored
> in fact.
Please read the plethora of threads on this subject in the mythtv-users
and mythtv-dev list archives.
The short answer is, "No--it's not that time." The reason is because not
all capture cards are created equal and users who want the behavior you
request can get it by simply specifying an appropriate start early/end
late time on the desired recording rules.
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