[vdr] More features for Livebuffer

Gavin Hamill gdh at acentral.co.uk
Mon Mar 2 17:39:13 CET 2009


On Mon, 2009-03-02 at 08:18 -0800, VDR User wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 7:49 AM, Jörg Knitter <joerg.knitter at gmx.de> wrote:
> > What about using RAM oder some kind of flash media?
> >
> > I would really appreciate such a function - as long I can choose where I
> > want the buffer to be written... I also would prefer not to have a HD
> > recording 24/7...
> 
> Since flash media has a limited amount of writes, I wouldn't recommend
> using that as a place to do massive recording.
> 
> I think at the very least the user should have the option to turn
> constant hdd recording on/off.  I think it's ridiculous MythTV doesn't
> allow the user to decide if he wants it and just forces it.  Not only
> does it create a lot more wear on your hdd, it also keeps your power
> usage high and thus your electric bill bigger each month.  All that
> just so I can rewind live tv any time?  Umm, no thanks.  There's
> nothing that important on tv that I can't find on the net or see again
> later when it repeats.  ;)

My 2c...

RAM is cheap - just add some RAM and use a memory-based filesystem like
tmpfs? Then there would be no special handling required from VDR since
the 'livebuffer' file is part of the directory tree like any other file.

Cheers,
Gavin.





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