[mythtv] More scheduling scheduler

Paul Andreassen paulx at andreassen.com.au
Tue Apr 11 05:48:35 UTC 2006

On Tue, 11 Apr 2006 05:07 am, David Engel wrote:
> > I'm thinking a combo-box for priority order:
> > 1. Channel/card priority (no preroll/overtime scheduling)
> >       Current behaviour.
> > 2. Channel/card priority then preroll/overtime priority
> >       Don't move to a lower priority channel or card for
> > preroll/overtime. 3. Preroll/overtime priority then channel/card priority
> >       Move to lower channel or card to keep preroll/overtime.
> > 4. Hard Preroll/overtime (with Channel/card priority)
> >       Make Max Barry happy.
> I don't want to go down that rat hole of hard coding combinations of
> priorities.  The whole point of having the user assign numeric values
> to various priorities is to let them specify what is most imporatant
> to them.

So using a numeric values for preroll/overtime priorities is the correct way 
to do it.  Sound like a good idea.

> > Most shows are on half hour blocks.  Most often two minutes before and
> > six minutes after is enough.  It gets worse after midnight until 6:00am. 
> >  I use five minutes before and ten minutes after to catch just about
> > everything.
> Two and six minutes are pretty reasonable.  What if, on the odd
> chance, programs start 5 minutes apart, what would you do then?
> Regardless, other people will use much larger times just because they
> can, so this will probably have to be handled sooner or later.

I can see how this is important and should be handled correctly.  Maybe a as 
much as possible approach.


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