[mythtv-users] is mythtv smart enough to do this(overlap/back-to-back) with recordings?

Brad Templeton brad+myth at templetons.com
Tue Aug 1 01:04:28 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jul 31, 2006 at 03:52:13PM -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Playlist = list of recordings to be played one after another; the list 
> is created by a user
> Playback Group (a.k.a. playgroups) = a group of recording playback 
> settings that can be used to set defaults for i.e. seek/jump times, 
> timestretch, etc. (more, probably, in the future)
> Recording Group = a group of recordings that are all somehow related, 
> i.e. the LiveTV recording group consists of programs (or partial 
> programs) recorded from LiveTV; users may also create their own custom 
> recording groups, thereby defining their own relationships
> LiveTV chain = chain of recordings (files) recorded during a single 
> LiveTV session; users can rewind from the current show to the previous 
> show or fast forward to the next show; the chain may be modified (i.e. 
> short "channel surfing" recordings autoexpired from the chain) during 
> the LiveTV session; TTBOMK, no record of the LiveTV chain is kept long 
> term (i.e. it is lost when the user exits LiveTV)

Thanks for the list, but it doesn't alter the main point, that
a facility to have a pair of recordings in different files which
are considered adjacent and which you can rew/ff through has
already been implemented in one location.   I am presuming, without
looking at the code, that this could be done with a pair or set of
regular programs, without a ton of work (less than many other
proposals.)    It in particular does not complicate the scheduler
in any way.

The one downside that was pointed out was that somebody might forget
and delete one program before realizing that the end of it really
held the first minute of another show.

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