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

blind_Pete 0123peter at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 09:17:29 UTC 2011

On Wed, 28 Sep 2011, Simon Hobson wrote:
> 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.
> >
> >Example:
> >
> >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 
> somewhere).
> 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.

Also there is an option to avoid back to back recordings.  I assume 
that that option only comes into play when soft padding is used and 
alternate virtual or real tuners are available.  

Unfortunately the default fonts prevent me from reading all of the
on screen help.  There is other documentation.  

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