View Full Version : Newly build TiVo not giving lead in/out time

19-11-2006, 08:08 AM
I just built my TiVo with the latest NZ image and when it records it starts and ends on time. This tends to cut the end off most programs. Usually you get 5mins lead in and 10 lead out time if there is nothing before or after the program. Any idea what may be causing this?

Edit: I ran endpadplus and got:

[TiVo [p0] ~]# endpadplus.tcl
A stale PID file was found and has been deleted.
This means that this script terminated unexpectedly last time. Loading now.
The errors logged (if any) before the last termination were:

EndPadPlus 1.1.2

Usage: /var/hack/endpadplus.tcl s e [-seq] [-noverbose] [-auto]

s start padding in minutes
e end padding in minutes

-seq suggestion equalization
(i.e. padding a suggestion will not delete another suggestion)
-noverbose less detail in logs
-auto silent start (use when starting from a script)

After a reboot I get endpadplus is already running. I'll keep an eye on it to see if it breaks again.

19-11-2006, 05:40 PM
It still says it's running but not starting early...

19-11-2006, 08:57 PM
A couple of notes:

Endpad or Endpadplus will shutdown on newly imaged systems as there are no shows in the todo list. Usually adding a couple of shows fixes the problem and then rebooting restarts endpad(plus).

For the 2nd issue check the endpad log to see what settings it currently has.


20-11-2006, 06:42 AM
Oh.. That would explain it then. rc.sysinit.author says:

/hack/bin/endpadplus.tcl 0 5 -auto

I'll change to 5 10 from 0 5 in that file then. Seems to me with NZ TV that setting won't cut it.

Thanks :)

20-11-2006, 01:57 PM
Sound like you have it sorted.

I use endpad as does the latest OzTivo image, it allows you specify padding by channel and time. Here in Oz the commercial networks can run 15 minutes late in the evenings, so for shows on commercial stations I pad 18 min between 7:30pm and 6am. The rest of the time 5 minutes seems enough.