[vdr] Recordings > 24 hours

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Fri Jan 6 10:53:40 CET 2006

Petric Frank wrote:
> Hello,
> 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 ...

Exactly - and that's why I'm not going to change that (any time soon) ;-)


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