[vdr] livebuffer patch improvements suggestions.

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Thu Nov 19 01:32:03 CET 2009

I just looked and some recordings are smaller now,
I have 4 recordings for Castle, all 1 hour and 5-6Gb each
7 Recordings of Eastwick each 1 hour and 5-7Gb
6 recordings of Fringe 1 hour each 6-8Gb
Going through a bunch more I find they mostly run 5-8Gb. Those are 
channels that do 720p where doing 8+ before when I looked. Don't have 
any form NBC right now which uses 1080i and was running 13Gb

VDR User wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 11:13 AM, Timothy D. Lenz <tlenz at vorgon.com> wrote:
>> Wouldn't work very well with HD video. Our locals (ATSC) use 8-13Gb/hour
>> 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.
> On the contrary 2-4GB should be just fine for typical live buffering
> use.  If you want an hour worth of HDTV buffering you're probably
> better off setting timers to record the shows you want but regardless
> you can just add more ram to support more buffering time.  Btw, I have
> several hour-long HDTV recordings and none of them go over 3GB.
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