[mythtv-users] fixing program time-slot overrun

David Engel david at istwok.net
Mon Mar 19 16:08:16 UTC 2018

On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 02:05:16AM +1300, Stephen Worthington wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:52:34 -0400, you wrote:
> >I'm looking for an easy solution, if it exist.  Sometimes in the US, OTA 
> >TV sports run long and pushes the entire evening schedule off by 30-40 
> >minutes.  To make sure I record everything, I record all prime time 
> >programs on that channel and at least 60 minutes of late night TV.
> >
> >I'd like to reassemble the programs into their correct form and create 
> >entries in the listings for each.  If I could quickly do this then 
> >everyone else in the household could just watch as normal.  Otherwise we 
> >all have to watch pieces of different shows and remember not to delete 
> >them until everyone has watched those night's shows.
> >
> >Ideas?
> >
> >Jim A
> If multirec works on your tuner(s), then you should be able to enable
> that and tell MythTV to record 60 minutes extra on each program you
> want.  That is what I do with my DVB tuners.  Mythbackend will use
> multirec to record multiple recordings from the same tuner at the same
> time, including from the same channel at the same time.  That will
> create larger files, but all the content needed for each recording
> will be in the same file.
> Multirec should work with any directly connected ATSC tuner, but not
> if you have to use an STB of some sort.  I think it works with
> networked ATSC tuners now also, but that may depend on the tuner.

It works with most tuners used to record from an STB too.


> If you do need to watch part of another recording file, you can use
> the M (menu) > Recording Options > Change Recording Metadata to add a
> note at the end of the description that is displayed for the
> recording, telling people what is going on.  That same menu allows you
> also to change the name of a recording or it subtitle.  So if a
> program has slipped completely from one recording to the next, you can
> rename the recordings.
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David Engel
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