[mythtv-users] Scheduling with 2 tuner cards.
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Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:13:42 -0500
From: "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>
>>I have a 10 minute extra recording delay set as the default.
This is a global pre-/post-roll. It is not meant to be used as an
"always record this much before/after"--it's supposed to be set to the
amount of time it takes your card/disk/etc. to "spin up" for a recording
and or to give an STB's OSD time to disappear.
We're talking about the two top items in the first screen of Main ->
Utilities/Setup -> Setup -> TV Settings -> General in 0.18.1, are we not?
I see that its self-documentation says that it doesn't affect the
scheduler, but perhaps it would be clearer if your sentence about
"spinning up" and/or OSD disappearance was added. It sure seemed
to me, too, that this would be a reasonable way to add a global
pre/post roll to things (though I haven't tried it yet), and it wasn't
until your message that I took a closer look at exactly what it was
saying about the scheduler and realized that it probably wasn't want I
wanted in the case of two sequentially-aired shows on the same channel:
I'd want each to get its -own- padding (which currently would consume
two tuner, and maybe someday in the future will consume only one), and
apparently this control won't do it.
>>I found a kludgey way around it by forcing my recording to run 15 minutes over which rescheduled the
>>second show onto the other card.
This "kludgey" way is the way you're supposed to do this. If you need
to over-record for a rule, set the over-record on /that/ rule and the
scheduler will honor it. If you need it on all rules, set it on all rules.
Is there a fast way to do this?
>> Maybe this and part 1 above could be added to the scheduling
>>algorithm in the next version.
Search the archives. This has been discussed to death. Some devs
(Chris Pinkham/Bruce Markey?) even went to the trouble of writing code
to allow "hard" pre-/post-roll values, but the limited feedback they
received combined with the extra problems it created seemed to be enough
to cause them to table the issue.
Can you provide a more-specific pointer? I'm having a hard time
finding this particular discussion in the archives; presumably I'm
not using whatever terminology was being used.
It seems we're more likely to get a "default recording settings" that
would provide a "template" to use when creating a new rule (i.e. allows
you to set the default to include start early/end late values other than 0).
That would certainly be nice. In particular, I'd like to say, by
default, "pad -every- recording by 2 minutes with a pre- and
post-roll." I don't see any way of doing this; it seems that
I have to specify it for every program I pluck out of the program
guide, or for every recording rule I make. It'd be nice if it
could inherit some default values. (If there's some easy way
to do this, then I've missed it; can anyone enlighten me?)
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