[mythtv] Adjusting individual time offsets

Joel Feenstra joelf at altelco.net
Mon Apr 21 12:54:12 EDT 2003

I think your problem would best be fixed by a per show start early 
setting. Kinda like the record past the end of the show that can already 
be done.

Joel Feenstra

Brian Foddy wrote:
> A small comment on time offsets I've noticed.  I have my
> myth machine getting ntp time controll, and most of the shows
> I have it record are perfect.  Take the 5:30 national news
> broadcasts, it starts perfectly at the top of the show.  But
> then when the 6:00 local news comes on its late by a couple
> minutes.  This is because the local channels (here in MSP)
> start their local news immediately after the 5:30 news signs
> off, not waiting for the commercials to end at 6:00.  I guess they
> don't want viewers a chance to channel surf away.
> I'm not sure what can really be done about that unless
> each individual show is allowed to be shifted by a 
> couple minutes; which could result in some messy code
> trying to deal with lots of start/stop times.  Another thought
> would be to schedule multiple shows on the same channel to
> be recorded as one, ie:  record NBC from 5:30-6:30.
> In my case, its not really that big a deal.  Its usually only
> local broadcasts that may start early/late.  An example of
> starting late is again in MSP, the 10:30pm shows actually 
> are time shifted by 5 minutes to start at 10:35pm
> (Gives the local news 5 more minutes of commercials :).  
> But in this case its in the schedule so myth handles that.
> I would say overall, a NTP controlled myth box is 1000%
> improved over a VCR where the clock is set by your watch.
> Perhaps, as part of the aux documentation for myth, there should
> be a stong encouragement and links to help setting up NTP.
> Brian
> On Sunday 20 April 2003 02:15 pm, Joel Feenstra wrote:
>>Hmm, that would be very tricky to fix. What I'm working on now does it
>>per channel, not per show. I suppose if the timeoffset were more of a
>>list of offsets with time information in it as well, that could be used
>>instead. I'll look into that possibility. That is once I actually get
>>the hourly offset working.
>>Joel Feenstra
>>DanM wrote:
>>>Andy, what about the ability to do it on a per timeslot, per channel
>>>basis?  My local fox station is right on the mark until 9:30pm m-f when
>>>they become 10 - 15 mins off
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