[mythtv-users] WAF factor just plummetted, I need to make a strange rule.
Mark J. Small
msmall at eastlink.ca
Thu Jan 29 14:45:35 UTC 2009
On January 29, 2009, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 7:21 AM, Mark J. Small <msmall at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> > Last night my wife and I sat down to watch a movie that I had recorded
> > recently. It was Bride and Prejudice, a Bollywood version of Jane
> > Austen. It was on CBC (Canada eh!) at 1:00 AM sometime in the past few
> > weeks.
> > Well, the schedule information was not quite right and the recording
> > stopped
> > after 2 hours. So we missed the end of the movie. Since this is the
> > sort of
> > movie that is not likely to be carried at the corner store or the gas
> > station
> > (our local DVD options), my wife was quite frustrated that we'll likely
> > never
> > get to see the end of the movie.
> > So I need to set a strange recording rule to make sure that this doesn't
> > happen again. Here is what I would like.
> > If I'm recording a movie
> > If the channel goes off air after the movie
> > Add an extra hour to the recording.
> > Is there any way to create such a rule?
> I don't think there's any "automatic" way for Myth to modify rules on the
> fly like that. Since you're talking about recording a single showing, it's
> not like you're making a search rule that would record all movies on a
> given channel one hour past end time. You really need to just extend each
> rule you make to record longer if the movie is on a channel that goes
> off-air in the guide.
Yeah, that's what I figured. I guess I have to try to remember to check for
this sort of thing manually. Bit of a pain.
Its not the first time it has happened. The scheduling folks seem to assume
that all movies are 2 hours if they don't have info to the contrary. ( such
as a next program)
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