[vdr] Recordings > 24 hours

Matthias Schniedermeyer ms at citd.de
Fri Jan 6 11:16:06 CET 2006


Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> Petric Frank wrote:
> 
>> Hello,
>>
>> On Wednesday 04 January 2006 10:52, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
>>
>>>>> How to program a recording in VDR which have to run for more than 24
>>>>> hours ?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The maximum recording time is 23 hours and 59 minutes.
>>>
>>>
>>> Only when you don't touch the timer. :-)
>>>
>>>
>>>> You could program several overlapping timers.
>>>
>>>
>>> Or you can prolong the already running timer every few hours.
>>>
>>> But you can't extent a recording indefinetly because there is limit
>>> of 255
>>> files into which VDR can record. But under normal circumstances there
>>> is at
>>> least enough capacity for recording several days.
>>
>>
>>
>> So the file naming can go from 001.vdr to 255.vdr. What about 256.vdr
>> to 999.vdr ?
>> So - if you keep the default of 2GByte sized files - you are limited
>> to about 255 hours and a sum size of  512 GBytes. In the shops you
>> find 500GByte drives and when it comes to Raid arrays you can get more.
>>
>> Ok, usually (nearly) no one would go to record such lenghty sessions ...
> 
> Exactly - and that's why I'm not going to change that (any time soon) ;-)

I just had a weired idea.

index.vdr is for 1 .. 255

and it should be relativly easy (and backward compatible) to extent that
schema with

index002.vdr for 256 .. 510

and so on.

But OTOH who want's a month or year long recording. ;-)



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