MythTV -- recording ends prematurely?

John DeCarlo johndecarlo at
Fri Sep 15 19:23:52 UTC 2006

On 9/12/06, gerases <ulist at> wrote:
> See, the shows were cut off not during the commercials, but at the very
> end, during the last few seconds of the show. I'm not removing
> commercials automatically. So, it is a little strange. I AM running
> ntpd by the way.

I can't help with mythtv in particular, but I do know that some shows
and stations play games with starting a bit early or running a bit
late - I believe it started to annoy people using Tivo, mythtv, etc.
The Simpsons, in particular, is a flagrant example.

The other reason some stations do it is to keep you on the same
channel.  If you want to watch the end of show XYZ on channel A, you
will miss the first minute of show RST on channel B, so you might as
well watch the next show on the same channel.

John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own

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