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It would be a great feature to allow an option for how many days back for the tv guide to go for providers that offer catchup services. You can then go back in he guide and play whatever you want like a PVR always.

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Luke, how would you handle this for people with both IPTV and Tuners in the grid?

We can't record something on a tuner if looking at yesterdays schedule.  Would you blank them out or DIM them and not allow recording or just not show anything in the past that's IPTV?

 

It could look strange if blank.  This would also require us to keep X days worth of PAST schedule in addition to up to 14 days out.

 

I suppose we'd need an option in Tuner setup for IPTV to flag a provider as having this feature as not all IPTV providers will support this.

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It would also be nice above the guide to have a separate box that can define your guide data eg. I got 2 m3u tuners and 2 EPG guides I want to name one box say XYZ and the other ABC I can click on it to filter down to the guide I want to see....

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@@cayars - For determining if a provider supports it check my link above. The m3u defines it per channel. Here is an example of one I have;

 

#EXTINF:-1 tvg-id="somechannel" tvg-name="Some Channel" tvg-logo="http://providersurl/somechannel.png"tvg-chno="1" channel-id="1"  catchup="default" catchup-source="http://providersurl/${start}/streamid.m3u8?token=mytoken&duration=3600"

 

the ${start} param is a utc unix timestamp of where in time you want to shift.

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That's a clever way of adding that to the M3U file.  I wonder how many different ways there are for this with different IPTV vendors.

I don't use these types of IPTV providers so I've never seen this before.

 

I basically record everything I'm interested in and have enough tuners that I always have my own "Catchup TV" :)

 

But I could really see the use in this:

Some type of sporting event that goes into overtime and mucks up the schedule causing your recordings to get muffed so you could use this to grab the show with a modified schedule/timeslot.

Not enough "tuners" to record everything you want when broadcast live.

Not knowing about a new show or the first episode of a new season.

Movies that were broadcast that you forget to look for or check AHEAD of time.

 

Almost makes me want to subscribe just for the reasons I just mentioned. :)

 

Anybody else have a provider with "Catchup TV" that has it differently in the M3U file?

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Personally I see one of the biggest advantages of catch-up not being catching up with a show you would normally have recorded, but in exploring new content or content you normally wouldn't think to record. If I tune to a channel I can choose to start the show at the beginning instead of whatever time I'm at. If I add a new series I can record last weeks episode. If I tune into the news halfway through the story I wanted to see I can rewind back to it. It's like having a massive buffer of everything.

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Personally I see one of the biggest advantages of catch-up not being catching up with a show you would normally have recorded

 

I'm on the opposite side of this. If I record three shows in one day what I usually get is one show recorded, one show that the recording is messed up and not playable and one show that I don't know what happens (Emby ghosted me). The catchup would be nice to actually watch the shows that Emby didn't get right.

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I'm on the opposite side of this. If I record three shows in one day what I usually get is one show recorded, one show that the recording is messed up and not playable and one show that I don't know what happens (Emby ghosted me). The catchup would be nice to actually watch the shows that Emby didn't get right.

Chances are if you are having problems with basic recording then you will with catchup as well from the same provider.  Of course you could keep trying it over and over until you got it recorded. :)

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pir8radio

I was just coming to request this same feature...    glad some one is looking into it. 



#EXTINF:-1 catchup="default" catchup-source="http://iptv.com/play/dvr/${start}/xxxx.ts?token=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx==&duration=3600" catchup-days=3 tvg-name="ESPNews HD" tvg-id="I207.59976.schedulesdirect.org" tvg-logo="http://iptv.com/logos/espn%20news%20hd.png" group-title="Sports",ESPNews HD
http://iptv.com/play/xxxx.ts?token=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx==


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Agreed, I get a lot of failed or partial recordings and catch up would help get them back.

 

It would be amazing if emby could even catch a partial recording and re-record it using catch up or patch in the missing time.

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catch a partial recording and re-record it using catch up or patch in the missing time.

Yes this would make sense. Thanks for the feedback.

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Hey, I'm interested in this feature as well. So ..... how far is the progress? Does it come with the "next gen" Live TV? Would be awesome!

 

Greetings

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Luke

It does not come with the live tv rework but it's a possibility for the future. Thanks.

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