[mythtv-users] Tour de France

Chad masterclc at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 21:13:12 EDT 2005

On 6/27/05, Bruce Markey <bjm at lvcm.com> wrote:
> A couple years ago I decided to record a bit of the Tour day
> Lance to see what all the fuss was about. I'm now hooked on
> this very tactical sport. Beginning this weekend, Lance Armstrong
> will be going after his unprecedented seventh straight win in
> the last race of his career. Once again the Outdoor Life Network
> will have something like live coverage of the entire race. All
> you have to do is wake up by 5:30am PDT and stare at the TV for
> six hours every day for a month... or use a DVR to fast forward
> through it at your own pace.
> OLN has a long version early in the morning where they start off
> delayed and have compressed highlights of the early hours then
> catch up with live events or something like that. They then edit
> it down to a shorter version and repeat the short version four or
> five times per day. OLN essentially becomes the Tour de France
> channel during July.
> For each stage/day the same subtitle and description is used for
> the live and edited version but the live versions have different
> programids than the replays. This means that if you set a Channel
> or All record rule, you would get the long plus one short version
> each day. This suggests two strategies; get all of the live or
> flexibly grab any one of the replays.
> To get the live versions only, go to the Custom Record page and
> create a rule like this:
> program.title = "Bicycle Racing"
> AND HOUR(program.starttime) < 8
> For EDT, change the 8 to 11 (other timezones should know what to do =).
> You can cut'n'paste this or create it with "Match an exact title"
> and "Not in primetime" then edit. Either way, click the "Record"
> button to set options.
> As I recall the live versions can sometimes run over so it's
> probably a good idea to add an extra half hour or so. You may also
> want to use a lower resolution recording profile because the image
> quality from an antenna on a moving motorcycle with a hand held
> camera from half way around the world isn't exactly IMAX.
> The other approach would be to change the "<" to ">" which will
> then choose from any of the edited rebroadcasts. In that case,
> you shouldn't need extra time on the end and should probably set
> the priority very low so the scheduler can choose a showing that
> doesn't conflict with anything else.
> --  bjm
> _______________________________________________

I demand IMAX quality from my sanyo video phone...


Thanks for this heads up/suggestion!

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