[mythtv-users] setting MythTV to wake up at the right time

Paul Harrison mythtv at dsl.pipex.com
Wed Jan 24 22:13:44 UTC 2007

Yves de Brauer wrote:
> I have a problem I would like to solve.
> I use nvram-wakeup to wake up the backend for recording. But some time 
> the beginning of a show is missing.
> After some search, I discovered that it is like MythTV do not take into 
> account the "start early" I put in the recording rules to wake up the 
> computer at the right time.
> For example, I set the backend to wake up 2 minutes before a recording 
> as it takes about 1 minute to be on.
> If a TV show is forecast at 01:10, MythTV set the backend to wake up at 
> 01:08, OK.
> Now if I put a start early of 5 minutes because that channel is not very 
> reliable, I expect the backend to wake at 01:03 and start recording at 
> 01:05. Unfortunately It awakes at 01:08 as before and starts recording 
> at about 01:09 when it is on.
> Note: When I stop the Backend with the mythwelcome command "Shutdown 
> Now" It set the right time to wake up I.e. 01:03.....
> What is the correct setting? Is it a bug?  Please help.
> Yves

Have a look at ticket #2883 and try the change suggested there. 
MythWelcome also uses the recstartts value so it should work fine. If 
you can try the change for a while and report your findings on the 
ticket it would help. I just don't have any time to do any testing at 
the moment.

Paul H.

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