[mythtv] Next Scheduler Patch

Oscar Carlsson oscar.carlsson at home.se
Tue Mar 2 18:48:25 EST 2004

>> Right, but that doesn't really help because the ringbuffer is
>> destroyed when the new recording starts. If you started watching
>> something live from 3:30-4:00 but had time-shifted by 5 minutes,
>> you might be prompted for the start of a 4:00 recording while you
>> are in the 25th minute of the show. If you let the recording start,
>> you will lose the last 5 minutes (the correct solution, for this and
>> many other reason is to press "R" as soon as you decide to watch
>> something to the end but it's impossible to convince everyone of
>> that ;-).

MZ> Alternatively, things could be improved such that the data in the ringbuffer
MZ> isn't lost this way (either by allowing the user to finish watching, or
MZ> converting it into a recording).  Folk seem to want this for other reasons
MZ> anyway.

As discussed before, having each channel switch and each new program that starts
begin a "new" recording (new file) would probably be the best solution. This way
you'd  be  able  to have channel "history", beeing able to easily save stuff you
already  watched  and  so on.. Same way as the ringbuffer size, these recordings
would  have  a  seperate  dir with a maxsize where it starts deleting the oldest

Would be great :)

Best regards,
 Oscar                            mailto:oscar.carlsson at home.se

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