[mythtv-users] Mythtv smart recording

Steve Peters - Priority Electronics steve at priorityelectronics.com
Wed May 21 19:07:17 UTC 2008

Because of commercials, that might be impossible. But, somehow if you could
tell myth to record the same show but start where you stopped, but have it
start 5 minutes before you stopped, that way it doesn't miss anything...that
would be cool...then to have it merge the recordings so that you don't have
to worry about two recordings...that would be cool. It would then delete out
the cut points before merging so you don't have interlapping portions of the
So you watch tv from 12:00 to 12:45, then stop it, but that show is on again
later at 3pm, so the recorder would record from 3:40 till the end of the
What i'd like to see is to somehow be able to specify a time slot to always
leave one of your tuners free. My wife loves to watch live tv at a certain
time each day, usually for around 45 minutes to an hour and a half...She has
to cancel recordings often during that time in order to watch tv, so if myth
just dind't schedule recordings during that period, tv would be free for
her, and the schedule would adjust and record those movies/shows at other

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Subject: [mythtv-users] Mythtv smart recording

 Let's say that I have one (analog) tuner in my box and that I have a
scheduled recording, from 5:30 to 7:30.  For some odd reason ( e.g major
newsbreak) I need to watch live tv around 6:30, I am assuming that my
recording will be interrupted once I switch to livetv.  How can I set Mythtv
to find the next broadcast of the scheduled recording and resume the
interrupted recording at the point where it was previously stopped?  Is that
even possible?  If not wouldn't that be a great use case? 

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