[mythtv-users] Scheduler and two programs back to back on the same channel and tuner

Steven Ellis steven at openmedia.co.nz
Sun Jul 8 02:05:29 UTC 2007

Bill Williamson wrote:
> On 7/5/07, *Steven Ellis* <steven at openmedia.co.nz
> <mailto:steven at openmedia.co.nz>> wrote:
>     Now this might end up running into the MultiRec support for DVB,
>     but here
>     is an overview of my problem.
>     A single tuner is recording two programs back to back on the same
>     channel..
>     Normally the first program would record an extra 5 minutes in case of
>     running late. Similarly the second program would start 90 seconds
>     early
>     for similar reasons.
>     If they use the same tuner the cut over is at the exact program
>     time in
>     the EPG.
>     Given the way the programs are being recorded why can we have a period
>     where two output files are being generated, so the file associated
>     with
>     each recording has the additional time.
>     EG - using a Fixed font
>     |early|--- program 1 --------|over|
>                           |early|------program 2 -----|over|
>     Does this make sense,and would it be possible without the multirec
>     support?
>     My reasoning is if I want to keep or transfer a show to DVD it is
>     a real
>     pain if the end of the show is part of another recording.
>     Steve
> This is the entire point of multirec (it's specified around DVB
> same-multiplex stuff, but the same idea).
I hadn't seen if it would deal with this particular case where the
programs are on the same channel though. It will be very very good if it


Steven Ellis - Technical Director
OpenMedia Limited
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