[vdr] Feature-Request: MarginStart in INFO file of recording

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Wed Nov 3 21:14:30 CET 2010

Am 03.11.2010 02:24, schrieb Rene Bartsch:
>> There is no fixed start/stop margin. I have some timers with 5min before
>> / 10min after, and others with 10min before and 30min after. Depends on
>> how much delays the channel usually has.
> I'm talking about the MARGINSTART in setup.conf or a manually per
> recording set one.

Exactly my point. There IS NO per recording set one. (Don't confuse this
with epgsearch search timers where there is one!) VDR adds a margin when
using an EPG event to pre-fill a timer entry. But I can still change the
starting time to be earlier/later as I want, and after storing the
timer, the exact margin is not known any more. Unless you subtract the
timer start time from the EPG time of the most probable EPG event.

If you want MARGINSTART from setup.conf, then just get it from there.

>> The time in the
>> folder name is just the timer time, not necessarily the recording start
>> time.
> There's no guarantee you survive crossing the street at your home. ;-)
> If the VDR clock is reliable and the recording is not started delayed you
> get
> perfect cuts. Tried that with impressing results on a Indiana Jones
> recording.

Record something with an VPS timer on an average not-always-perfect
channel. Recording time isn't accurate.

Or some program is about to start, and you quickly go to EPG and hit
record button. Start time will instantly be some minutes in the past.

Oh, and recording time is only accurate to one minute. In the info file,
it could be accurate to a second.



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