[mythtv] scheduling, starttime accuracy

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 15:17:42 UTC 2009

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 11:27 PM, Nigel Pearson <nigel at ind.tansu.com.au>wrote:

> I am trying to share commercial block markup data with someone local,
> and am having problems with the accuracy of the cutlists.
> It seems that my recordings are often up to 3s offset with his
> cutlist data. Looking at the recorded table, the starttime is
> _always_ an integral minute (i.e. 20:27:00, 21:30:00).
> Haven't looked yet, but suspect its just the way the code works.
> e.g. Recording 1 ends at 8:30. Recording 2 starts at 8:30 on
> the same card, The scheduler and file IO takes 3sec to create
> a new recording file, update the database, et c., but the start
> time is recorded as the scheduled time of 8:30.

Just curious.   How does *your* system know, given only the cutlist and the
starttime to jump/cut at the right places?  It seems that even your local
data would suffer from this same "drift" given only those pieces of

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