[vdr] Recording to dvd on the fly

Brian brian_dorling at t-online.de
Wed Oct 19 20:38:04 CEST 2005

Olaf Titz wrote:
> In article <43538A06.3060007 at kober.net> you write:
>>I waas wondering if it is possible to demux/remux vdr to burn direct to
>>dvd, while recording. I would like to see if that is possible, that when
>>setting up a recording in the event of limited harddrive space I could
>>record a show direct to dvd, without having to delete anything first.
> AFAIK this is not possible, since creating DVDs is a multi-pass
> operation - you need the complete VOBs to create the indexes and you
> need the complete VOBs and various index files to create the ISO
> image. I highly doubt it is even theoretically possible to do this on
> the fly; at least the ISO disk format is too limited.
> Olaf
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couldn't you record directly to a DVD-RAM mounted as UDF?
That way the DVD would just be a 4.5GB sized removable disk,
as such not playable in a standalone DVD player, but the data
would not end up on your harddisk. You could convert to DVD video
format at a later date.

Cheers Brian

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