[mythtv-users] Padding on Same Channel But Different Tuners
myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Sep 17 02:17:49 UTC 2008
On Sep 16, 2008, at 6:34 PM, Xesdeeni wrote:
> I like padding before and after all my recordings, so I don't miss
> either end. So, I have Utilities/Setup->Setup->TV Settings->General-
> >General (Advanced)->Time to record before start/past end of show to
> But even though I have four tuners and only one might be in use,
> back-to-back shows on the same channel are assigned to the same
> tuner, with no padding. This always seems to put part of one show
> on the other recording. It's especially a pain when part of the
> second show is on the end of the first, so I miss it unless I watch
> them in order.
> If there are other tuners available, I'd rather Myth schedule the
> two shows on different tuners. Only when there are no more tuners
> should it assign back-to-back recordings on the same channel on the
> same tuner.
> Is there a way to do this already, or is this a new feature request?
If you *definitely* want the padding to happen, you should put in a
hard-padding instead of soft-padding. Soft implies it should use it if
it's convenient, but do not reschedule programs to force it to happen.
Hard padding will reschedule (i.e. move to lower priority tuners,
record at a later time, etc.). These two settings have covered most of
the use cases. I do understand you're trying to do a combination
(reschedule to a lower priority tuner, but do not reschedule to a
later time), but that feature is not currently available. I guess that
would be a semi-hard padding? mushy-padding?
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