Originally Posted by P Smith
I recall doing max length recordings [12 hrs] I did see in "bookmark" metafiles separate sections of each show; so pressing Info button during play of the big files would give you proper description and rating to execute parent control rules
Originally Posted by JHBrandt
That's a very interesting point! There's a need to enforce parental controls when making manual recordings that span multiple shows. The ratings data is of course part of the broadcast station's transport stream, but the DVR+ writes it to a separate metadata file instead of the .ts file, and it saves the PSIP descriptions along with it! I wonder if pachinko's DVR+ lister could be enhanced somehow to use that info to identify each of various events within a multiple-event recording, and apply, say, the proper ffmpeg parameters to copy each event separately if desired, perhaps even including a user-specified amount of padding? That could take some of the "sting" out of having to set up manual timers to record back-to-back events
Attached is a zip file containing the record_event_index file
and Strm0003, log
, and met
files for a manually scheduled recording on the DVR+ (version 124R) that captured three 1/2 hour SD shows in a single recording. It was recorded today, 8/8/2015 from COZI, WHNO-D2. No starting or ending padding was specified.
file contains some ACSII information on all 3 shows, but will require deciphering the rest of the data.
The three shows are:
1. The Dick Van Dyke Show, started at 4:00PM central, 1/2 hour.
2. The Dick Van Dyke Show, started at 4:30PM central, 1/2 hour.
3. COZI 30-Minute Special, Lucille Ball, started at 5:00PM central, 1/2 hour.
For whatever it's worth, the file size of Strm0003.ts is 2,539,799,348 bytes.
Also attached is a pic of the Rovi Guide for the manual recording, and a screenshot of what DVR+ Lister acquires from the REI file. Note the start time is 00:00, for some reason, instead of 16:00.
I don't know yet if that's due to a bug in DVR+ Lister, or if the time stamp is handled differently in a manually scheduled recording.
Edit: I’ve confirmed that manually scheduled recordings do NOT populate the positions in the REI file for the aired time (they are always 00 and 00). However, the positions for the actual start time are populated correctly. DVR+ Lister
currently uses the aired time, not the actual start time because aired time matches the Rovi Guide data, and is human friendly. That might have to change.