[vdr] livebuffer patch improvements suggestions.

Scott scott at waye.co.uk
Wed Nov 18 18:41:28 CET 2009

VDR User wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 8:46 AM, Tommi Lundell <prelude at kapsi.fi> wrote:
>> Hello.
>> 1) RAM is cheap now days. Can I use RAM to keep buffer data?
>> (System running from USB stick so only reason to start Hard Disk is when i
>> use recordings)
>> 2) Patch only record current channel. It would be nice if i can select
>> channels from lists where buffers are active.
>> Example. i change channel and noticing that program what i want to look is
>> already running so i simply press "jump backward" button and start to look
>> program from beginning.
>> (2GB can keep about 100 minutes in buffers. If i select 5 different channels
>> that i got 20mins buffer in every channel)
> There was some talk a while back about implementing a live tv buffer
> into VDR.  Many users don't like the idea of their harddrive recording
> 24/7 so it was mentioned to be able to buffer to ram just as you're
> asking about.  I personally do NOT want to buffer to harddrive,
> especially non-stop.  However, I'm all for buffering to RAM since it
> _is_ very cheap these days for 2-4GB.  I don't know how much of a
> priority this is to Klaus but I'd recommend searching the mailing list
> for that thread because he did participate in the discussion.
I agree, if the buffer was a configurable FIFO file (location and size), 
then the user could choose if the location was on a hard disk or a RAM 

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