[mythtv-users] show padding question
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Sep 14 19:44:25 UTC 2006
On 09/14/06 15:04, jack snodgrass wrote:
>I searched the FAQ and didn't find anything....
>on padding... cbs on monday and thurday nights run
>their 30 minute shows long. What happens if I tell
>mythtv to record the 7:00-7:30 show 2 minutes long
[using the recording rule's end late setting]
>and there is a 7:30-8:00 show?
The 7:00-7:32 show takes one capture card and the 7:30-8:00 show takes a
> I want both shows
>recorded... i'd like the 'long' show recorded long and
>the other show ( in the same time slot ) started late...
No problem. Make the start early for the second show -2 minutes.
Sorry. What you're saying is that /you/ don't trust your guide data,
but Myth was developed to trust its guide data. If /you/ want something
different from what your guide data says, you can either a) modify the
guide data itself, or b) set up the appropriate start early/end late
settings for each recording rule. (Note that you only really need to
set these once per season, so it's basically automatic.)
There was a lot of work on making a "soft padding" setting for Myth,
but, IIRC, it's a global setting. Also, it has a /lot/ of (soft voice)
contorted (regular voice) logic to try to do the right thing regardless
of number of capture cards, number of shows scheduled back-to-back or
otherwise, and whatever else. For more information, see the /entire/
thread (still in progress) at
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