bjm at lvcm.com
Tue Aug 16 00:01:19 UTC 2005
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Ian Campbell wrote:
>> On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 09:18 -0400, Scot L. Harris wrote:
>>> I hit a similar problem once, a sports show pushed the start of a movie
>>> that was to be recorded out by about 30 minutes. Needless to say the
>>> end of the movie was not recorded which did not go over to well.
>> :-) Ever since the last five minutes of Hitchcock's Rear Window got cut
>> off I've gotten into the habit of fast-forwarding to the end to check
>> before we start watching.
>> I can't think of a worse film to miss the end of... we had to go out and
>> rent the DVD straight away.
> Yeah. If I notice that a recording starts X minutes into the recording
> when it should have started much sooner, I'll check the end and either
> delete it, allowing re-record or watch it (depending on the content and
> whether it looks like the end is "close enough").
> I've got to admit, though, that when I'm in TV-watching mode (i.e. brain
> in power-save mode), doing the math to get to the end can be a
> challenge... OK, let's see. 2 hour 2 minute recording, I'm currently
> at 15 minutes, 12 seconds, so there's about 1 hour 46 minutes left, and
> I want to jump to 5 minutes before the end then use the normal skips to
> see how it ends, so I need 1 hour 41 minutes; then, I have to go
> throught the "units" discussion with myself--Myth takes minutes unless
> it's over an hour, in which case, you can use minutes for up to 99 or
> hours then minutes--so type in 141 then hit right to jump. Usually
> (without the written notes in an e-mail) about this time I figure out I
> made a mistake with the calculations in my head and start the process
> over. At least the second time, it gets easier because the numbers are
> smaller. Hmmm, maybe I should do a patch for jump to X minutes before
Enter a number then press "I". 3-0-I will take you to 30:00 no matter
where you are currently. 1-2-0-I takes you to 1:20:00 (80 minutes) and
not 2:00:00 (120 munutes).
So, if you are at 15:12 and want to check 5 minutes before the end of
2:02:00, press Space to Save Position, 1-5-7-I to jump to 1:57:00,
ESC to Exit without save, and restart to the bookmark at 15:12. Variation,
1-5-I to go back to about where you were before. 'nother variation, press
Pause then 3-0-0-I. This will take you to a paused frame a few seconds
before the end. Seek from there if it doesn't show you what you need.
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