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Offline Mallycat

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Remove 3 minute buffer at start
« on: June 24, 2017, 07:20:59 AM »
I am getting a 3 minute buffer at the start of each recording set by IceTv. I assume this is icetv and not my beyonwiz. I find this unhelpful and want to remove it. Can this be done?

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Re: Remove 3 minute buffer at start
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2017, 08:37:08 AM »
Hi Mallycat,

IceTV does not add padding, the setting are configures as you wish within the PVR. Maybe the 3 minutes is a default.  The skip button settings are in MENU>Setup>System>Button settings.

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Re: Remove 3 minute buffer at start
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2017, 01:22:37 PM »
The default is indeed 3 minutes. I wouldn't recommend reducing it. I have mine set at 5 min (and the padding after the end at 25 min).

The settings to change the padding are in "Margin before/after recording (minutes)" in MENU>Setup>TV>Recording settings. They can be set to anything from 0 to 120 min.

The Beyonwiz will place marks at the points where the broadcaster says that programs actually start. That's sometimes not where the program actually starts, either, sometimes because of the data the broadcaster sends is wrong, and sometimes because of a bug in the Beyonwiz code. I know how to fix the Beyonwiz code, but there's not much that can be done about the broadcaster data, nor with the broadcasters' rather cavalier approach to their schedules.

On playback, you can skip between the marks (orange vertical lines across the progress bar in the infobar display) using PREV/NEXT (they're just automatically placed bookmarks).

In the context of pre-program padding, it's also useful to remember that all times in IceTV are rounded to the nearest 5 minutes.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2017, 01:28:58 PM by prl »
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Re: Remove 3 minute buffer at start
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2017, 02:15:28 PM »
Thanks Peter, I mistakenly advised how to change the skip settings :-\

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Re: Remove 3 minute buffer at start
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2017, 03:58:54 PM »
Thanks all. I was playing with the ui today and also found the padding settings. There is a lot to learn about my new Beyonwiz T4 and there doesn't seem to be good documentation about all the features (that I can find).

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Re: Remove 3 minute buffer at start
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2017, 04:11:29 PM »
... There is a lot to learn about my new Beyonwiz T4 and there doesn't seem to be good documentation about all the features (that I can find).

Unfortunately that's all too true. There's little more than the rather meagre user manual and what's on the Beyonwiz forum, especially in the T2 / T3 / T4 FAQs, Tips & How to Guides section.

You can also get some information in most contexts about at least what buttons do by using the HELP button, but the information in the help screens is quite terse.

Pressing HELP in the help screen tells you about how to use the help screen.

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Re: Remove 3 minute buffer at start
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2017, 03:06:26 PM »
While the documentation may be really bad, the brains trust at the Beyonwiz forum are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful.  If you have a problem, just ask and I'm sure you'll get a helpful response within a very short timeframe.

The Beyonwiz forum people have been of great assistance to me, in learning how to get the best out of my T2s.


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