[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:
> 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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