[mythtv-users] Adjusting 1 channels start/stop time?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jul 12 22:57:12 EDT 2005
>On 7/12/05, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>>Global pre/post-roll is only used when bringing up the encoder from
>>"full stop" ...
>>If you want a specific recording to start early or end late, use "Start
>>Early" and "End Late" settings...
>>So, basically, don't use global pre/post roll to compensate for
>>broadcasters time differences. Think of it as option. Instead, set TNG
>>to record with a start early and end late setting.
>Awesome, thanks for the feedback! I'll set the global 2 minutes
>early, and then set the per-program 3 minutes early. I'd really like
>a per-channel option too, as I generally record "on any channel at any
>time" and it's not any channel that does this. But this will work.
OK. This is pure speculation... There are two ways to verify whether
my guess is correct: you can wait for someone who's much smarter about
the inner workings of the scheduler than I am (i.e. Bruce Markey or
Chris Pinkham or David Engel or ...) to confirm or deny it or--even
better--try it out for yourself.
You /should/ be able to get the exact behavior you want without a
"per-channel" start early/end late setting. Assuming you want TNG on
one channel to record an extra 3 minutes early and late, but on all
other channels to record "normally" (i.e. using the global pre/post-roll
if warranted), just make two recording rules.
The first rule should be to record all episodes of TNG on this channel
(the messed up channel) with a 3-minute start early/end late. The
second rule should be to record all episodes of TNG on all channels with
no start early/end late. I don't think that Myth would pick the "this
channel" rule over the "all channels" rule by itself, so you'll probably
have to set the "this channel" rule to have a higher priority (i.e. +3)
than the "all channels" rule (i.e. 0). (Unfortunately, I don't know if
"this channel" is considered a different scope than "all channels," so
this might not work at all.)
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