Back to back recordings, same channel?

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pcm2a
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Back to back recordings, same channel?

Post by pcm2a » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:46 pm

If you are set up to record 2 minutes before and 2 minutes after, and record two shows back to back on the same channel, the first show will actually end 2 minutes early.

Example
Show 1, Channel 1, 10:30-11:00
Show 2, Channel 1, 11:00-11:30

You will get a recording from 10:28-10:58 and a recording from 10:58-11:32. If the server has multiple tuners, and the tuners are available, wouldn't it make more sense to record one show with each tuner to get the full show? Or otherwise ignore the extra padding and cut the show off at the end time.

Emby with Live TV does some magic where it reuses a single stream and captures the extra time before and after on both shows. Meaning you get the 2 minutes before and after, on both shows, using a single stream. I know that's probably too much to hope for, but throwing it out there.

Plantje
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Re: Back to back recordings, same channel?

Post by Plantje » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:31 am

I think in my case the first recording then would even run until 11.02. And to be honest, I am very happy with that!

If one of the recordings is a show that I want to save for a longer period, I want to have the padding on that specific recording.

pcm2a
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Re: Back to back recordings, same channel?

Post by pcm2a » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:53 pm

In your testing the 1st show runs until 11:02 and when does the 2nd show start at?

Plantje
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Re: Back to back recordings, same channel?

Post by Plantje » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:47 am

If this is the example:
Show 1, Channel 1, 10:30-11:00
Show 2, Channel 1, 11:00-11:30

In my case (I have padding set to 10 minutes)
I would have two recordings….
1: 10:20 - 11:10
2: 10:50 - 11:40

At least… to my understanding this now happens...
And I am happy with that :)

pcm2a
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Re: Back to back recordings, same channel?

Post by pcm2a » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:11 pm

Yeah that example would be perfect if that's what actually happened. With 4 tuners set up and your example this is what I get:

1: 10:20 - 10:50 (missing 10 minutes)
2: 10:50 - 11:40 (contains the missing 10 minutes)

I tried it a couple times and the only way it works is if the shows aren't back to back on the same channel.

Plantje
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Re: Back to back recordings, same channel?

Post by Plantje » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:33 pm

Poeh.... I think I have had that issue once... a long time ago.

What front end do you use? Kodi? TV Mosaic? Because if you use Kodi, I think you can set the padding in two locations and you might be looking at the wrong location

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