[mythtv-users] Consecutive programs, dual tuners

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Fri Dec 17 07:59:23 UTC 2004

In message <c92a759804121619017e50e554 at mail.gmail.com>
          Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:

> > What I'm proposing is this.  Currently if a recording goes from 8pm to
> > 9:01pm and another goes from 9:00pm to 10:00pm, the second will not be
> > recorded (assuming 1 tuner) because of the overlap.  I'd like the
> > scheduler, at 9:01pm, to recognize that program 2 is only 1 minute into
> > the show and start recording it when the tuner becomes available despite
> > the 1 minute overlap resulting in 1 minute missing from the second
> > show.   I don't like setting  the "record late" option on program 2
> > because it will *always* record late even when there is no conflict.
> In an earlier discussion on this it was stated that when there's an
> overlap like this it stops recording the 1st one automatically and
> starts recording the 2nd at the time the 2nd is due to start - even if
> the 1st one was supposed to run on. So, if that's correct it already
> does what you're proposing except that it doesn't wait for the tuner
> to become available. I think we need to get a firm statement on just
> what does happen in this circumstance.

I would have thought it was generally better to miss the first minute
of a show rather than the last, which would suggest that waiting for the
first show to finish before reusing the tuner would be a better choice.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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