[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #4879: use some slack on recording starttime

Stuart Morgan stuart at tase.co.uk
Fri Sep 11 00:00:43 UTC 2009

On Thursday 10 Sep 2009 23:42:52 MythTV wrote:
>  For the record, I'm OK with something like the patch attached to this
>  ticket for single, timeslot and weekslot recording rules.  I'm not OK with
>  the other suggestions I've seen for changing the rules.  I'd much rather
>  see the power of custom rules be made more accessible.  One idea I have
>  percolating is to add custom recording clauses that could be enabled or
>  disabled easily in the recording rule editor for regular rules.  The new
>  clauses would probably be presented much like the "Post Recording
>  Processing" options.

I think most people, when being reasonable, are only looking for a fix for 
single, timeslot and weekslot rules. Fuzzy time matching in those scenarios is 
also unlikely to do any harm, even when enabled by default which is what I 
would suggest.

Although I appreciate the power of custom rules, I think they will always 
remain something for the power user and even with some clever presets 
accessible through the schedule editor which is a great idea, it's not the 
'one touch' record ideal we should be aiming for. It's certainly not something 
that I'd expect to have a high WAF or pass the granny test.

That's why I think the fuzzy time matching for single and timeslot recordings 
needs to be enabled by default, without the addition of more settings, or 
options to the schedule editor.
Stuart Morgan

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