[vdr] Hard link cutter [was: Suggestion: High speed cutting]

Richard Lithvall richard at lithvall.se
Sat Mar 17 23:13:17 CET 2007

Udo Richter wrote:
> This has been in my mind for over two years, and now I just wanted to 
> see it working: Using hard file system links to speed up editing 
> whenever a 00x.vdr file is copied from source to destination recording 
> without modification.

This has crossed my mind several times as well, thanks for implementing it!

> Future plans
> ------------
> To solve the file size vs. recording size conflict, dynamic file sizes 
> could be implemented, so that a recording starts with small file sizes, 
> and increases the file size at some point to ensure enough space for 
> huge recordings before 255.vdr is reached. For example, using 32Mb up to 
> 192.vdr and 2000mb from 193.vdr on will give a total of 128 Gb or 84 
> hours, while using small files for up to 4 hours.

Why not just change the naming of video files to four, five or even 
eight digits?


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