[mythtv-users] Tour de France

Brian Meehan emt244671 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 23:04:40 EDT 2005


A fellow Tour fan! My wife and I spend the month of June catching up
with hour 1hr dramas from the normal season viewing to have maximum
disk space for the tour stages. Some of those mountain stages take
6-9Gb per showing. Thanks for the idea with the custom record option.
I had set it up to record all, no repeats and it getting the 1st
(live) showing and then the evening re-broadcast.

Sadly, I'm rebuilding my system now, and I've had to watch the
prime-time "Al Trouthead" 8pm showing until we're back up (thanks Axel
for posting the kickstart tonight! We're loading as I type!). If you
read along with Velonews or Daily Peloton (.com) while you're at work,
the 5pm showing is pretty good for catching the most exciting bits,
and you still have Paul & Phil doing the commentary, not Bob and Al

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
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