[mythtv-users] How to make "Record this program in This Timeslot every ..." more tolerant to late arrival EPG changes ?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Sep 6 02:46:57 UTC 2011

On 09/05/2011 03:02 PM, Bart Delva wrote:
> Hi,
> I am loving my recent MythTV install (Shuttle XS35GTV2 running 
> MythBuntu 11.0.4, Mythtv =0.24.1 ).
> This install runs using 2 DVB-T tuners who also populate the EPG 
> information by EIT. This all works fine.
> Apparantly in Belgium the main broadcaster is changing the EPG rather 
> frequently during the day. If I make a schedule to record a daily show 
> using the “in this timeslot” option for a show that starts at 6h30pm 
> and it gets rescheduled to 6h31 the show does not get recorded at all…
> I was thinking to use the Find and record one showing of this title 
> every day, but then it will only record the repeat episode which gets 
> broadcasted around noon (yes they use same description and title) … 
> Record at any time results in 4 recordings per day (they love 
> repeating in Belgium) …
> A great way to solve this would be a parameter that allows some 
> tolerance to this timeslot for example 5 minutes, so that if a program 
> would change to a 5 minutes earlier or a 5 minutes later airing, it 
> would still be recorded and not simply ignored as happens now.
> Does this exist ? Any ideas ?

Do you really need a time slot recording rule? In general, that type of 
rule should never be used exactly for the reason it's causing you 
problems. It's meant only as a workaround for users who want to record a 
program whose time slot never changes (not even by seconds) but whose 
guide data is usually wrong or generic. It's not meant to be used to 
record a show with good guide data.

Can you just create an "any time" rule? If not, you'll likely have to 
use a custom recording rule.


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