[mythtv-users] Feature Request: allowable overlap for recordings?
tyedie at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 17:53:43 UTC 2005
Are you Joe Caputo with whom I went to high school, and some college?
Hey! How are you these days?
On 6/16/05, Joseph A. Caputo <jcaputo1 at comcast.net> wrote:
> On Thursday 16 June 2005 0:46, Robert Tsai wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 09:14:55PM -0700, Blammo wrote:
> > > Another example is several of the big networks making a program run
> > > til, for example, 9:05pm This bumps a 9pm scheduled recording, when
> > > in fact, I wouldn't mind missing the first 5 minutes to get the
> > > other 55.
> > This scenario is quite normal, and easy to spot: in the listings data,
> > the show will run 8:05-9:05pm. In the USA, for example, ABC does this
> > on Wednesday evenings, running everything 2 minutes after the hour.
> > When setting up your Wednesday evening recording schedules (say)
> > simply set everything up to begin/end 2 minutes early (e.g., mentally
> > note that you want all your schedules to begin/end on the hour, unless
> > you know you don't have any conflicts).
> > > Would would be nifty would be a configurable "fudge" factor, that
> > > you could set, allowing the scheduler to pick up XXX minutes into
> > > the program, as soon as the tuner became free. Or maybe, no fudge
> > > factor at all. Maybe it checks every minute, and if a tuner suddenly
> > > became free, it would start recording.
> > You essentially have a conflict between a show that runs "late" and
> > another one that starts "on time" (or early), so you should fix your
> > schedules accordingly.
> In general, it's rather unreasonable to expect users to go through their
> entire recording schedule looking for these scenarios, especially when
> you consider that many of the scheduled recordings might be "record at
> any time" or other such non-time-specific rules. In such a case,
> changing the recording schedule would change it for the entire rule,
> rather than just that instance.
> IMHO, a better solution would be to add an option to the Conflict
> Resolution screen; something like "Allow recording of non-conflicting
> portion only". An override like that would affect only that particular
> showing, and would be much easier to remedy than editing the recording
> schedule (and possibly remembering to change it back again later).
> Just my $.02.
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