[vdr] Can I disable pause live tv altogher?

VDR User user.vdr at gmail.com
Fri May 8 00:13:51 CEST 2009


On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 11:38 AM, Jouni Karvo <Jouni.Karvo at iki.fi> wrote:
> I'd be pleased, if there would be some kind of a caretaking, so that the
> "pause-live-tv" recording would just disappear after returning to other
> modes of operation.  I think it would not break anything for the user,
> since you can always use the specific recording button in the menu to
> create an actual recording.

If you want to pause live tv, how else would you suggest caching the
stream?  It's either going to be to ram or some storage device, and if
you don't save the stream (aka "record" it), how are you supposed to
play it back?  Unless you mean VDR should somehow determine that
you've caught up to live tv from playing back at the point you paused
it, and then delete the recording/cache without caring if you wanted
to keep it for any reason.

I really hope Klaus never intends to implement something like the live
tv buffer that myth has.  The idea of one of my harddrives saving
nonstop 24/7 is really really lame.  Huge waste of power, constant
heat, and unnecessary wear on the harddrive for something that
probably doesn't even get used that much in the first place.



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