[vdr] Recordings > 24 hours

Petric Frank pfrank at gmx.de
Fri Jan 6 01:22:09 CET 2006


On Wednesday 04 January 2006 10:52, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> >> How to program a recording in VDR which have to run for more than 24
> >> hours ?
> >
> > The maximum recording time is 23 hours and 59 minutes.
> Only when you don't touch the timer. :-)
> > You could program several overlapping timers.
> Or you can prolong the already running timer every few hours.
> But you can't extent a recording indefinetly because there is limit of 255
> files into which VDR can record. But under normal circumstances there is at
> least enough capacity for recording several days.

So the file naming can go from 001.vdr to 255.vdr. What about 256.vdr to 
999.vdr ?
So - if you keep the default of 2GByte sized files - you are limited to about 
255 hours and a sum size of  512 GBytes. In the shops you find 500GByte 
drives and when it comes to Raid arrays you can get more.

Ok, usually (nearly) no one would go to record such lenghty sessions ...


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