[mythtv-users] Why does mythtv decide to postpone a recording?

Brian J. Murrell brian at interlinx.bc.ca
Mon Apr 16 14:54:53 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-15-04 at 21:18 -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> Air your programs on a schedule that doesn't "fit" with the other  
> networks.

And DVRs (like myth) can combat that with "soft" conflict resolution.

What's needed is an algorithm that was allowed to "sacrifice" some
allowable, configurable, portion of overlap in programs in favour of the
more highly prioritized program would be in order.

i.e. if only one tuner is available and two programs overlap by 3
minutes (this value should be configurable) or less, give the program
with the higher priority the 3 minutes, but start recording the
overlapping program as soon as the higher priority program stops.  In
the absence of priorities to decide (i.e. both at the same priority
level) some configurable policy can be chosen:

If a program overlap occurs with equal priorities:
      * always record to the end of the program
      * always record the start of a program

Stick that to the networks who want to play timeslot games.


My other computer is your Microsoft Windows server.

Brian J. Murrell
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