Originally Posted by JohnJ9
At the risk of fanning the flames yet again, I continue to play with this WMC / Ceton overlap issue and continue to not understand the right way to get what I want. When I set my shows to start recording three minutes early and end ten minutes later, I still see strange truncation - well, either starting immediately on time, or stopping immediately on time, I've not figured out the pattern just yet - but I what I seem to see is the show in the middle ends up with no extra beginning or end, and extra on the front of the first and the end of the last. Not 100% positive, but when I started noticing this sort of behavior still, I switched things to 10 before and 10 after, and I'm still not seeing a show that is padded both front and back when there are two in succession on the same station. In going back (and ignoring the hot spots in the thread!), it was said something to the effect of, "greater than ten minutes." Since the granularity after five minutes is in increments of five, does that mean I need to pad by 15 minutes on the front AND end in WMC in order to get the system to use a second tuner for the second program? I'm still learning the Ceton box, and still trying to figure out the best way to keep an eye on things. I'm also playing with this right now on a Win7 Home Premium box, but there is a Win 8 box on the way that was going to be headless, and I was hoping to have this worked out so that I could set things up and then ignore it. I'm continuing to play with it, but if there are those who could tell me the way it really will work, I'd appreciate it. I currently have no other computer accessing the InfiniTV6 - the programming world is its oyster right now! - and would just like to make it work and be done with it. Thanks.
It sounds like you're using the "when possible" options. Take a closer look when setting up the recordings, the following options will show up:
1 minute after, when possible
2 minutes after, when possible
3 minutes after, when possible
4 minutes after, when possible
5 minutes after
5 minutes after, when possible
10 minutes after
10 minutes after, when possible
15 minutes after
15 minutes after, when possible
and so on
The behavior you're describing is how the various "when possible" options behave - if you have back to back recordings on the same channel OR don't have enough tuners, they won't allow the recording to run over by the amount you've requested. Unfortunately, the "5 minutes after" option behaves the same way, which is what was driving me nuts when I first started using WMC. But the "10 minutes after" option and any of the other "xx minutes after" options for longer time periods will force the use of an extra tuner and pad your recording by the requested amount. Just be absolutely certain that you're not selecting one of the "xx minutes after, when possible" options.
You don't have to set your recordings up to record 10 minutes early to get this to work - I have mine setup to start 2 minutes early and it works just fine.