[mythtv-users] Network execs added 1 minute to program length

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Oct 4 20:07:36 UTC 2007

On 10/04/2007 04:02 PM, Brett Kosinski wrote:
>> That's a dumb assumption.
> No more dumb than your own.
>> A big portion of the recording is going to be immediately discarded
>> (commercials) to begin with. Plus the beginning and end are very likely
>> disposable (the credits).
>> Depending on the show, lopping off the first or last minute or 5 might
>> not be any problem at all. Or it might be preferable to missing it.
>> Manually managing exceptions is contrary to the whole point of a PVR.
> All you're doing is inverting the exception.  If Myth were changed to
> your liking, all those that *don't* want their recordings clipped
> would have to fix their schedules to prevent it from happening.
> So, the question then becomes:  why are you right and Myth is wrong?
> Now, speaking for myself, I explicitely *don't* want Myth clipping my
> recordings.  It would appear the devs take a similar stance.

But it could be another setting...

(This post was made to preempt anyone else's posting that suggesting. 
Until you've created a patch that implements the record-partial-shows
functionality and adds the setting where users can /optionally/ activate
the new functionality, please don't post to suggest that /someone else/
do the work that you are unwilling/unable to do yourself.)


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