Wrong, epg.mdb is the Electronic Program Guide.
Oh, I suppose that would be what? The channel info, favorite channel info?
When timeshifting is occuring you can display the onscreen guide (To add captures) and then hit FAV to see the captures (And delete them).
Onscreen guide? You mean TitanTV? FAV? Where is that? A button on the remote? Excuse me, I'm on my laptop now.
Edit: I turned on my HTPC and took a look and yeah, FAV is a button on the remote (actually programmed into my universal). I've never used it. What exactly (or inexactly) does it do? I figured Favorite Channels or something...
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Actually you do
understand my situation (full time timeshifting in conjunction with preserve files when closing MyHD) except that you should realize that the timeshifting I've already done when I restart MyHD will not be overwritten, at least not if I have enough room in my limited size buffer, which I do because I have it set so big and I very frequently (actually, usually) either delete everything in the buffer when I'm done watching what I want to or I sweep it off into another folder to watch at some later time. I currently have my buffer (H:\MyHD Buffer) set at 2000 minutes, which gives me a ton of wiggle room. This is on a big 2TB USB connected drive with lots of room, I don't have problems setting the buffer as large as I want nowadays.
The issue is not critical, it's just one of annoyance, being that starting MyHD to inspect my capture settings adds more files to the end of the timeshift. It's not a biggie, I can go in there if I want and delete those files after reclosing MyHD (after all, the date/time is clearly indicated for those files), but doing so adds more steps, more things to do.
One thing I would like that doesn't seem to be supported AFAIK is to be able to see in the buffer where one timeshift recording ends and the next starts if they happen to be contiguous. IOW, suppose I'm recording one program and switch to another channel. Unless I make note of the time I do that, later on I have no way of being able to find the beginning of the second program without bothersome hunting. And it is
especially bothersome because at least on my system, moving the time marker in the control panel is not well behaved. I can try to drop it at -2:15 (minus 2 hours 15 minutes), for example, and it will instead go to -2:45 or -1:50. Try again and it may be no better. At times I've actually changed the REW default from 10 seconds to 100 seconds in order to find the spot I'm looking for.
I mentioned earlier in the thread that I have some custom code to facilitate timeshifting with MyHD. One simple one is to purge the MyHD Buffer, a simple .bat file. I don't see any way to purge the buffer from within MyHD other than changing the size of the buffer, which strikes me as odd. I have a shortcut to the batch file on my desktop, tucked in a corner, that simply erases all the files in the buffer. I close MyHD before running it. Unless there's something in the buffer I want to keep, I run the batch file every time I close MyHD. I seldom do a capture that isn't a "Watch" capture these days.
The other custom code thing I do (and I actually pasted the code into this thread) is a FoxPro (xBase) procedure that renumbers all the files in the buffer to make them go smoothy from 0 to n, where n+1 is the number of files in the buffer. I have to close MyHD to run this (I think I tested it once to see what happens if I don't and I didn't like the results!). Before running the procedure I delete files from the buffer, usually parts that I've already watched or know I don't want to watch. If I don't run the procedure, MyHD will not behave well (i.e. I find it difficult to go to the beginning or figure out WTH is going on by virtue of what I'm seeing in the control panel for navigating the timeshift. My experience is that MyHD can act very strangely when the timeshift buffer files are not numbered sequentially. My procedure solves those problems perfectly.Edited by Muse - 1/6/13 at 9:08am