[vdr] huge .TS files

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Mon Apr 20 19:03:29 CEST 2009

On 20.04.2009 16:49, martinez at embl.de wrote:
> Question in case somebody can help or at least explain.
> Yesterday on a standard satellite channel (TVEi) I recorded about 2 hours and
> found 10 files x 2 gigs each recordings, thats about 20 gigs.
> I know that on a dreambox the same 2 hours of recording takes no more than 5
> gigs and the files are also .TS
> So the question... why such a huge difference in size? Is VDR recording
> something in a TS stream that a dreambox is not?
> And is there something I can do about this? Some patch, plugin or script to
> compress/convert these huge files?

A recording half an hour long from the German "3sat" channel takes up 1.3GB.
Back when I made the switch from PES to TS recording I found that the
difference in sice was negligible.


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