[mythtv] Thoughts on encoder farms / distributed capturing and viewing

Robert Kulagowski mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 30 Oct 2002 18:05:15 -0500

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> The current code doesn't handle early starts, though.

Which is why I think the striping system would be a solution to early
starts / long runs.  Since you're allocating a 1 minute block, all
you're worried about is 1440 blocks / day, and the highest priority
program in any 1 minute slot is the channel that's going to get
recorded at that time.

> > o  Partial deletes.  I know that you mentioned commercial
> > cutting, 
> Once the ability's there to remove segments of the video, this'd be
> easy..   The hard part's rewriting the file, really.

I assumed that "delete to this point" was just a specialized case of
"cut video"; just throwing things out to see what sort of inspiration
it may cause in others.

> > o  A "hint" system for shows that are on multiple times per day.
> The current timeslot recording stuff doesn't handle that?  It 
> won't record unless the title of the program matches.

Not sure yet; I was only able to get mythtv compiled on my laptop
fairly recently, and I don't have a grabber, so a lot of the
functionality isn't available to me.  IIRC, the setup program pretty
much expects you to have at least one /dev/video device and barfs if
you don't.  Have to wait until I get back to the main linux box to
see how this works.

> Can you? =)  Patches are, as always, accepted.

That's why I mailed you a diff for the README for users with Mandrake
Linux 9.0...

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