[mythtv-users] Problem with Hard and Soft Padding on recordings

Anthony Giggins seven at seven.dorksville.net
Wed Feb 9 21:53:10 UTC 2011

On 10 February 2011 06:58, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:

> On 02/09/2011 03:15 PM, Richard Morton wrote:
>> More specifically, the, "Time to record before start of show (secs),"
>>> setting says, "If this is the first use of this capture card in a while,
>>> start recording this much early so that hard drives can spin up or
>>> slow-to-init capture cards that require firmware uploads can complete
>>> before
>>> the scheduled show begins," or whatever. (And, really, I the, "Time to
>>> record past end of show (secs)," setting is probably more for symmetry
>>> than
>>> anything else--I'm not really sure what use it could be in the context of
>>> how it's actually applied.)
>> What is the definition of "a while"?
> Basically, if it's not currently in use, it's the first use.  I put "in a
> while" in there mainly to indicate it's not just the first use after a
> backend restart or anything like that.
> The phrasing I used in my last message was probably easier to understand:
>  "start/end of recording session padding."  It just pads the recordings on
> both ends of a string of contiguous recordings for a capture card.
> Mike
Just to recap on this, I will probably leave my settings as is because of
the wild fluctuations in Australian Broadcasting time recordings can end
upto 20mins last and there have been cases where even 20mins has not been
enough to catch the end of some shows.


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