[mythtv-users] Padding on Same Channel But Different Tuners

Xesdeeni xesdeeni2001 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 23 17:16:57 UTC 2008

Is hard padding removed when we run out of tuners?  So if we have:

Show A:  8:00pm - 8:30pm
Show B:  8:00pm - 8:30pm
Show C:  8:30pm - 9:00pm

and I add hard padding:
Show A:  7:59pm - 8:31pm
Show B:  7:59pm - 8:31pm
Show C:  8:29pm - 9:01pm

but I only have two tuners, is the hard padding removed?

If so, how do we globally add hard padding, because manually adding it is a pain.


----- Original Message ----
From: Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com>
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 4:48:23 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Padding on Same Channel But Different Tuners

On Sep 22, 2008, at 12:56 PM, Xesdeeni wrote:

> Except in addition to what Nick says below.  There is a gap between  
> the recordings as well.  So this past week, the first time two shows  
> were recorded back-to-back (so it's happened 100% of the time so  
> far), the first show didn't end in the first recording, and by the  
> time the second recording began, a complete (and important to the  
> plot) line of dialog was lost (and I _still_don't know what was  
> said).  My wife was not amused.

A perfect case for using a hard-padding to force the recording to  
another available tuner. I have a global soft-padding of 15 seconds  
pre- and 30 seconds post-roll on all my shows. A couple of them tend  
to go right to the end, so I put a "record 1 minute past the end" on  
those shows so I know I will get that extra minute at the end even if  
there's another program immediately following.

Ahh... if only networks could agree on what time it was and follow the  
schedule they put in place for themselves..

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