[vdr] livebuffer patch improvements suggestions.

VDR User user.vdr at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 18:27:02 CET 2009


On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 8:46 AM, Tommi Lundell <prelude at kapsi.fi> wrote:
> Hello.
>
> 1) RAM is cheap now days. Can I use RAM to keep buffer data?
> (System running from USB stick so only reason to start Hard Disk is when i
> use recordings)
>
> 2) Patch only record current channel. It would be nice if i can select
> channels from lists where buffers are active.
> Example. i change channel and noticing that program what i want to look is
> already running so i simply press "jump backward" button and start to look
> program from beginning.
> (2GB can keep about 100 minutes in buffers. If i select 5 different channels
> that i got 20mins buffer in every channel)

There was some talk a while back about implementing a live tv buffer
into VDR.  Many users don't like the idea of their harddrive recording
24/7 so it was mentioned to be able to buffer to ram just as you're
asking about.  I personally do NOT want to buffer to harddrive,
especially non-stop.  However, I'm all for buffering to RAM since it
_is_ very cheap these days for 2-4GB.  I don't know how much of a
priority this is to Klaus but I'd recommend searching the mailing list
for that thread because he did participate in the discussion.



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