[vdr] long recording (maybe bigpatch) ?

Matthias Schniedermeyer ms at citd.de
Mon Oct 10 11:59:36 CEST 2005

Gregoire Favre wrote:
> Hello,
> I haven't tried with a vanila vdr-1.3.34 but with vdr-1.3.34 and
> bigpatch1 a recording of 563' (shown right in Recordings menu) I can't
> fast forward, neither edit any marks, in fact the time shown in viewing
> it start at "-9:-16:-55" to end at "0:06:11".
> I don't really care about this recording as it is an error (it's a
> little too long...) but I have tried to do a "genindex" in the
> directoty, and then a touch /video0/.update which don't change anything
> as the new index.vdr is the same as the old one.
> In case that matter, I am under amd64.
> Anyone tried a 9 hours recording ?

I've had >24 hour recordings in the past
(If you change the end-time repeatly you could make an nearly "endless" recording. It is only limited by the 255 .vdr-files limit. A week shouldn't be a problem <g>)

And i do >=18 hour recordings reguarly for many years now.
(And these are the only ones where i actually use VDR to "playback" from beginning to end, so i can say for sure that index.vdr is OK.)

I (still) use VDR 1.2.6 with DVB-driver from 2 years ago though!

Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as
bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No, the Real Programmer
wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor -- complicated,
cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous.

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