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[vdr] Re: Recording programes followin one another from the same channel
Klaus.Schmidinger@cadsoft.de(Klaus Schmidinger) 21.10.01 23:57
Once upon a time Klaus Schmidinger shaped the electrons to say...
>Rainer Zocholl wrote:
>> email@example.com(Andreas Gebel) 17.10.01 10:02
>> Once upon a time Andreas Gebel shaped the electrons to say...
>>>when trying to record programmes following one another there is a
>>>problem that vdr stops the recording at the end of the first timer
>>>and re-enters the recording mode just after that. This will always
>>>cause a few seconds lost between the two recordings.
>> Currently VDR seems to look only for the minutes.
>> "While timer time is equal "now" do record."
>> So the overlap/missing maybe upto 59sec.
>> timer 15:00 .. 15:30
>> will record from 15:00:00 to 15:30:59 (AFAIK)
>Did you actually test that?
As i wrote "AFAIK". I found that empirical.
>As far as I know (and from what I can see in my logs and from the
>source code) a timer that has a stop time of 15:00 ends at *15:00*.
>Ok, recently I have introduced a one second offset, so it actually
>ends at 14:59:59, but I guess that really doesn't matter.
That's the way i am talking about.
>I did this was to make sure a timer with a stop time of 15:00 ends
>_before_ a timer with a start time of 15:00 starts. This keeps them
>from unnecessarily occupying the primary card on a two card system.
>> timer 15:00 .. 15:30 (as the user "thinks" and sees in the EPG
>> etc.) will record from 14:59:55 to 15:29:59
>With respect to the stop time,
>that is exactly what's happening.
>IMO it makes no sense to shift the start time - no tv station
>performs _that_ exact a timing (I do wish they would, though).
Try "1+" "1extra" or so.
They do. Especially between 18:00 and 20:00 it is that
exact. I assume because they switch between the different
"Landesprogramme" which would not work if it would not be
exact for teh second.
Or try to record Domian on WDR. It _is_ that exact because
the whole production is run fully automatically.
>You're free to do that. However, I prefer to have timers start and
>stop at the times *I* have set.
Yes, you know that the tuner needs some time to tune etc.
But me, "user", do not.
I never minded my old analog VCR that it's powers up
2 minutes before the actual recording, before *i* said.
Because he knows he needs the time to heat the drum.
Why/how should i, "user", take care about that?
That are 2 different things:
The time code the user enters, and the start of the
sequence to make a record.
>You always need to add a few minutes to the beginning
>and end to make sure you catch the whole show.
I don't do that any more.
>And even then, there's always an unexpected "heute spezial" that shifts
That's always the problem.
Let's wait for the 1440GB disk so we can record the
entire day on all streams we are interessted in and cut the pieces
we want in the evening :-)
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