[mythtv] How do I convert from a one tuner setup to a two tuner
setup? how to avoid 2 gig file barrier?
29 Dec 2002 08:49:50 -0500
I am deciding between ext2 and Reiserfs for the video storage
filesystem. Partition Magic which I use quite a bit, supports ext2 but
not Reiserfs so I can manipulate an ext2 partition very easily. Norton
Ghost allows me file level access to an ext2 backup. On the other hand
I m not sure if the ext2 video partition data may survive a crash or
CTrl Alt Del. Will it? Reiserfs I think does not have this problem.
Which do you recommend? Plus I am planning network access in the future
and I dont know if the filesystem type is a consideration. Thanks
On Sat, 2002-12-28 at 23:34, Isaac Richards wrote:
> On Saturday 28 December 2002 11:24 pm, Chris wrote:
> > I have MythTV 0.7 running in Redhat 8 and installed a second tv tuner.
> > With Xawtv I can access both tuners independently by using the -c
> > parameter (and run them both at the same time, with the sound output
> > mixed) My First TV Tuner is an ATI TV Wonder while the second is an
> > ATI TV Wonder VE. I have the first tuner connected via cd in and the VE
> > tuner connected via Line IN. I also have an existing database of
> > recorded videos. I want to be able to use the 2nd tuner for recording
> > (or watching live TV) when the first tuner is busy.
> > If I run setup
> > again to associate a channel source with the 2nd tuner, will it erase my
> > database of recordings?
> > Also, how do you configure the recording of
> > audio. When Tuner 1 is selected for recording, the capture device
> > should be CD in while with Tuner 2 it should be Line in. Kmix does not
> > let me select both for capture. MythTV setup does ask what dsp device I
> > should use for each tuner. (Does this mean I need a second sound card
> > so I have a /dev/dsp and /dev/dsp1) If I select either cd in or line in,
> > the other tuner may not record sound.
> You need two soundcards, of course.
> > The other problem I have run into
> > is that I am using a vfat file system for video storage and am running
> > into the 2 gig file barrier with movies over 2 hours. Any suggestions
> > on what fstab settings I need and what filesystems. I am thinking of
> > creating an ext2 filesystem and copying over all my existing recordings.
> > Will this work?
> There is no 2 gig limit with ext2/ext3/other real file systems and recent (ie,
> past couple of years) kernels.
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