[mythtv-users] programme padding

Edmund edmund.1 at dial.pipex.com
Sun Oct 5 23:46:35 UTC 2008

Nick Morrott wrote:
> On 05/10/2008, Edmund <edmund.1 at dial.pipex.com> wrote:
>> What is the difference between 'time to record before start of show'
>>  found in TV/General and 'Default start early' found in Recording Priorities?
> The former adds 'soft' padding that the scheduler _does not_ take into
> account when scheduling programmes (so it might never be added), but
> can add if there are no recording conflicts.
> The latter configures default 'hard' padding that the scheduler _does_
> take into account when scheduling (so is always added), but this can
> lead to increased recording conflicts if trying to record consecutive
> programmes with 'hard' start early or stop late timings, and one has
> insufficient tuners.
Thank you  for explaining that, and now I understand why I sometimes get 
both added on and not other times.

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