Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Aug 16 00:58:32 UTC 2005
Bruce Markey wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> 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 end...
> 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.
> 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.
Wow. Can't wait to get home to try that out...
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