[mythtv] Any development on VPS (video programming system)
pstehlik at sophics.cz
Tue May 9 11:05:39 UTC 2006
> The biggest problem may be the scheduler, which has to search on all channels
> for to early / late recordings (out of time / date) ... Mythbox (backend) has
> to be ON every time (no possible timer wakeup) if there is only one VPS
> recorded show ...
I don't think it's that complicated. I'd say that main purpose of VPS is
to delay the recording of shows that get delayed by say live sports. So
say that there is a football game between 3 and 5 and then Simpsons
begins at 5. I want to record the Simpsons. MythTV awakes at 4:55 to get
ready for recording at 5:00. But then it receives the VPS that the
football game will continue for another 25 minutes thus the Simpsons
will start at 5:25. So MythTV will just sit there and wait for 5:25 to
start the actual recording.
IOW, I'd use VPS as the EIT is used for now-next - simply last-minute
changes to the schedule. That's why I think it wouldn't need any
dramatic changes in MythTV core etc.
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