[mythtv-users] Consecutive shows on same channel

Matthew Carle matthew_carle at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 13 07:07:09 UTC 2005

Thanks Nick,

That's an improvement but there is still the problem of having one of the
shows partly in another file (they never end/begin exactly on time). It
would be necessary to always watch both shows before deleting either one.

I guess there is no way around this at the moment.


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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Nick
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Consecutive shows on same channel

On 6/13/05, Matthew Carle <matthew_carle at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I have a number of shows that are scheduled to record after another on the
> same channel. The problem is that they have overlap due to starting early
> and finishing late. MythTV doesn't seem to be able to record more than one
> item at a time from a single tuner. 
> Does anyone know of a way to avoid this problem apart from cancelling the
> schedule and creating a new entry that spans both shows (which is a pain)?

Set the *global* start early/finish late options to what you want
(this then applies to all recording schedules). Then, for each
individual recording, these settings will be used and don't need to be
specified on each schedule.

If two shows run back to back, you should still be able to record both
as MythTV will realise the global overlap will conflict (it only
applies it if it can safely). The global overlap is more 'intelligent'
than per-schedule settings, which will stop shows recording altogether
if no more tuners are available for the subsequent recording.

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