[mythtv] Re: Re: Re: Ticket #255: Improved scheduling of consecutive programs with pre-roll/overrecord

David Engel gigem at comcast.net
Fri Sep 30 02:40:29 UTC 2005

On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 09:03:55AM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 05:48:37PM -0500, David Engel wrote:
> > 3. Limit the existing pre-roll and post-roll settings to 30 seconds
> >    maximum.
> Is #3 particularly useful/necessary?

The main reason is to try to force people to use startoffset and
endoffset.  There have been a lot of theoretical arguments, both in
this thread and in the past, that large amounts of soft padding are
needed.  However, I don't recall hearing any of those people say they
actually tried using the hard offsets and found they caused serious

I have a feeling that using hard offsets won't be a serious problem
for most people.  As I said, we'll re-evaluate the situation in a few
weeks.  If something more is needed, we'll address it, but we'll
address it fully in the scheduler and not as a side effect of recorder
startup and teardown.

David Engel
gigem at comcast.net

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