[mythtv-users] Sports events, LiveTV or Watch Recording?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jan 27 19:54:24 UTC 2006
On 01/27/2006 02:31 PM, James C. Dastrup wrote:
>> ....I'd love to be able to say, record 30 minutes late
>> *unless* it conflicts with another recording on the same channel, but I
>> haven't found any way to do that yet....
> There are two areas where you can set this.
> In Utilities/Setup, Setup, TV Settings, General, Time to record past end of show
This is global post-roll (and, there's a similar global pre-roll). It
applies to *all* recordings and is meant to record extra when a capture
card is finishing (i.e. is not going to be used to record something else
afterwards). Similarly, global pre-roll is only used when a card is
first started. The purpose of pre-roll is to allow cards that take
"forever" to start up to be ready when the show actually starts or to
allow STB OSD's to disappear. I'm not exactly sure why you would need a
post-roll, but maybe it's there for symmetry (or because of all the
people abusing it for a "kind-of soft padding" on their recordings).
> And, in the properties of each recording, you can set it to record past
> the end of the show.
> I'm pretty sure these settings do exactly what you are asking. The time
> extensions are ignored if there is a conflict. I use it all the time, but only
> in 2 minutes in each direction, just in case a show starts early or late,
> and I hate missing the last 10 seconds of a show.
The recording rule's settings for recording past the end of the show are
taken into account by the scheduler. They are equivalent to your
saying, "The guide data doesn't know what it's talking about. If you
record this show for me, you *must* record these extra minutes, also."
This means if you have one capture card and want to record a show on
channel 3 from 7:00 to 9:00 with a recording-rule specified extra 15
minutes on the end and a show on the same channel from 9:00 to 10:00,
one will conflict with the other--you've said the 7:00 to 9:00 show is
actually airing between 7:00 and 9:15. Therefore, you would need a
second capture card to get the 9:00 to 9:15 show.
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