Originally Posted by a8vdeluxe
Negative padding would be solid. Will check out Record This - thanks again!
I don't like telling folks to mess with the configuration files, and I do so now stating that if you muck it up and have to wipe out and start over, don't come whining to me.
With that said...... The current CW-EPG does not allow one to set negative padding. However, you CAN set a negative start (delay) or negative end (end early) by manipulating the watchlist.csv file located in your CW-EPG program directory. The 4th element is the start time padding and the 5th is the end time padding. If they are blank, then the CW-EPG default padding time is used.
R,The Amazing Race,C,1,15
If you were to set for instance the starting pad to -15 (no quotes) the matched program would start 15 minutes after it is scheduled to air and the same goes for the end time, i.e, -30 would end the program 30 minutes early.
So for instance, you should be able to capture the 5th thru 20th minute of Leno (assuming it is 1 hr in length) by:
R,The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,C,-5,-40
Careful... If you put values in there that cause bad times, i.e., delay time that causes a start time after the program is over, you will receive a "Too Near Completion" error message and there will be no capture scheduled.
Again, USE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK OF SCREWING UP SCHEDULING AND LOSING CAPTURES!!!!