[mythtv-users] Schedule recordings within a daily time window

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Oct 2 16:59:14 UTC 2010

  On 10/01/2010 01:43 PM, Joseph Fry wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 12:28 PM, jedi wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 01, 2010 at 06:23:43PM +0200, Michael PARKER wrote:
>>> Is it possible to restrict scheduled recordings to a user-specified daily time window/slot?
>>> I'm currently grabbing input from a cable STB and wish for some "filler" recordings to only happen whilst we're unlikely to be watching TV
>>> (midnight-6am).
>>> Can this be done by means of a filter? Or something else?
>>     You could set up a custom rule to filter based on start time and end
>> time.
>>     I just set recording priorities and set higher priorities for the stuff
>> that isn't filler. I took the same approach with Tivo.
> I don't think there is a straight forward way to do this, in mythtv itelf.
> But you could easily create a CRON job to stop the backend during a specific
> period.  If that's not too heavy handed.

Actually, the custom rule is quite straightforward.

You can use the following example clauses to start/give you an idea how 
to do it:

Anytime on a specific day of the week
Only on weekdays (Monday through Friday)
Only on weekends
Only in primetime
Not in primetime

(where the last 2 are pretty much exactly what you want--just change the 


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