Playback Recordings

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by pcb007, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. pcb007

    pcb007 New Member

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    Hello, i have just had virgin media Tivo installed, replacing a V+ box, with the V+ box if i watched a recording and then stopped and went back to it another time it allowed me to resume where i left off. I did something similar with Tivo but it started from the beginning each time. Can anybody tell me if this is normal or am i doing something wrong?

    Thanks

    Paul
     
  2. Ernie_C

    Ernie_C New Member

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    Feb 20, 2011
    You are doing something wrong. The default when you return to a TiVo recording is to resume where you left off.

    Look carefully before you proceed when you return the next time.
     
  3. dannylau

    dannylau New Member

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    Jun 20, 2011
    just highlight the show and press the play button and it should resume, don't press the OK button
     
  4. pcb007

    pcb007 New Member

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    Jul 10, 2011
    Many thanks, it is just different from the way V+ works and now i know how it works i actually prefer it
     
  5. jethrouk

    jethrouk New Member

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    May 7, 2011
    Shame it doesn't resume when playing whole folder
     
  6. dannylau

    dannylau New Member

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    Jun 20, 2011

    I'd think that when you're playing a whole folder it puts all the shows into a temporary buffer and plays them in the order they were recorded, So I'm guessing but once you leave the recording the buffer is purged and if forgets what point you've gotten to, it may or may not remember an individual show that you were part way through (I have no idea) but I'm taking a guess on how the view all shows works.
     
  7. jethrouk

    jethrouk New Member

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    May 7, 2011
    Im just thinking that it could easily save episode/time as a folder property

    Only one variable

    I like watching things as a series/folder and this spoils it for me
     
  8. dannylau

    dannylau New Member

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    It probably could be done, but like a lot of things when you get a product like this some of the ramifications of adding things like play a whole folder aren't thought through
     
  9. Ernie_C

    Ernie_C New Member

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    I really doubt that they put the whole folder into a temporary buffer. The material is already recorded so a second copy would be superfluous.
     
  10. jethrouk

    jethrouk New Member

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    May 7, 2011
    It could definitely be done

    Like I say just add a single variable to the folder properties to store episode & time - if the episode is missing (you've deleted it) just play the next one

    Whether they will do it is something else
     
  11. dannylau

    dannylau New Member

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Sorry perhaps I didn't make myself clear, what I think it does is make a list of all the shows and writes a short script to play them in order, then if you interrupt the playback the buffer is purged and the script deleted
     

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