[mythtv-users] Increasing recording time
jwt9478 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 11:58:49 EDT 2004
On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 07:56:12 -0400, pete <tyrstag at earthlink.net> wrote:
> At 06:49 PM 9/22/2004, you wrote:
> >On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 17:34:38 -0400, William <wmunson at rochester.rr.com> wrote:
> > > > If I'm recording a program like a sports event and it runs over the
> > > > scheduled time, how do I increase the recording time so it
> > > > will record the
> > > > whole game? I tried going into the scheduler and increasing
> > > > the record
> > > > time, but that doesn't seem to work after it's already
> > > > started recording.
> > >
> > > The way I do it is a poor hack but it does work. When I record events that
> > > have an unknown length I always use a manual recording and I set the stop
> > > time well past the max possible time (extra hour on a ballgame typically)
> > > that the game could go. If I want to save it to disk I just cut out the
> > > extra crud before burning. Disk space is not an issue, I have 500 GB
> > > allocated to storage.
> >Why not just set the "end late" to 60 mintues in the reocrding rule then?
> Yes, that works if the game only goes an hour over, last night for instance
> the game I was watching but not recording went 1.5 hours over scheduled
> time. Last week a game was in rain delay and stopped and restarted twice,
> it ended 3 hours late.
> There should be some way of increasing recording time once it's started.
> Unfortunately, I suck at programming or I would give it a whack myself.
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I can see how an "extend recording" feature would be useful when
recording a baseball game where there are extra innings or rain
delays. But I'm just not too sure what could be used to be smart
enough to handle it. There's nothing in the programming schedule that
could give you a heads up of a rain delay for example. You would have
to manually change it, which is the same thing as just altering a
I usually just manually record my mythbox to record for 4 hours when
recording my Bears games, but that would never extend to 3 hours past
the recording time. They play rain or shine usually.
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