[mythtv-users] Encoder 2 and 4 never seem to be used

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Thu Nov 1 07:52:42 UTC 2012

Michael T. Dean wrote:

>Actually, the hard padding is the right way (along with sufficient 
>tuners--both physical and virtual--for the intended amount of 
>recording you do).  The "global" option you specified is a hack that 
>won't work except at the beginning and end of a recording session 
>(i.e. first show of the night for the tuner gets an early start and 
>last of the night gets the late end).  It was meant to be used only 
>to allow some "spin up" time for the hard drive and/or capture card 
>(firmware loading, etc) before first use (or first use of the 
>evening), not to record extra.
>That said, it seems most people are abusing it (as a placebo to make 
>them think they're getting more of a recording just in case).  Just 
>please don't complain when you find many (most?) of your shows are 
>getting recorded without the extra.  :)

Indeed, I used that for some time when I only had a single tuner. And 
yes, I missed the first/last few minutes of quite a few programmes :( 
But that's the broadcasters' fault for not being able to keep to a 
time schedule.

Simon Hobson

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