[mythtv-users] Recording two successive shows on the same channel

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Wed Sep 28 07:19:18 UTC 2011

Sven Bretfeld wrote:

>If there are two shows following one another and matching the same rule,
>MythtTV stops recording the first show and starts to record the second,
>so that the first one is broken for export. As I have two tunercards it
>must be possible to solve this problem.
>16:00-16:30 The Big Bang Theory (s02e03)
>16:30-17:00 The Big Bang Theory (s02e04)

There is an option to add hard padding to a recording - the boxes are 
down the bottom of the extended options list in the recording rules 
page (and you can set the defaults for new rules in the settings 
This works fine when back-back recordings are on the same mux 
(assuming DVB and multirec) or you have a spare tuner. But if you 
don't have a spare tuner then it will cause a conflict unless one of 
the recordings can be rescheduled.

In theory it would be possible to include overlapping recordings from 
one tuner in the scheduler - but I think that might be one 
complication too far.

Simon Hobson

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