[mythtv-users] Increasing recording time
kendric.beachey at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 15:17:01 EDT 2004
With TiVo, if you are watching a show and you think it's going to run
over time, you can leave the (possibly behind real time) show and go
into the "Now Playing" list, find the entry for the show you're
recording, and go into the options, where you can set it to record
longer than the allotted time, in increments of (if memory serves) 1
minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 1 hour...possibly more; I've
never gone past that. :-)
Then, back at the detail screen for the show, you select "Resume
Playing" (or just press the Play button on the remote) and you are
right back where you left off. The progress bar at the bottom of the
screen is now longer.
As someone mentioned earlier, you do of course have to do this
yourself while the show is still recording; even a TiVo only knows
what the guide data tells it regarding timing.
On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 10:40:43 -0600, Dave K. Packham
<dave.packham at utah.edu> wrote:
> How does Tivo and the likes pull this off? Don't they record a show
> that's moved? Or delayed? I missed that last goal kick on the USA
> womens soccer game cause time was "UP"
> Dave P
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> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Increasing recording time
> 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
> > 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
> > Unfortunately, I suck at programming or I would give it a whack
> > --P
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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 manual recording.
> 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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