[mythtv-users] Long films and news breaks
stuart at dontuse.ms
Thu Mar 23 11:32:30 UTC 2006
> On 3/23/06, Stuart Fox <stuart at dontuse.ms> wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I've had an idea (doesnt happen very often) !
>> Here in the UK and and sure across the world, tv companies break up
>> and put stuff in the middle. A 1/2 hour news slot being the most common
>> It means you have to do 2 recordings.
>> Is it possible to "associate" the 2 recordings? for example the 1st bit
>> the film starts 10pm and finishes 11pm, then a half hour news slot then
>> the film resumes 11:30 for another hour.
>> You'd schedule the first hour as normal. When you schedule the second
>> you associate it with the first scedule and it appends the recording to
>> the first file. You end up with one recording instead of 2.
>> Good idea? I'd certainly find it very useful!
> What I do is schedule only the first half and set 'end late' to cover
> the news break and the second half. Later, I use the new lossless
> encoding feature to remove the news. The biggest problem is spotting
> that there was a news break in the first place!
Oh yes I know there are ways around it, I just thought it was a nifty and
useful feature. Anything to reduce the number of clicks needed :)
The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety
labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
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