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

Isaac Richards mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 30 Oct 2002 19:15:23 -0500

On Wednesday 30 October 2002 06:05 pm, Robert Kulagowski wrote:
> > 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.

I think that that would overcomplicate things.  Starting early can be done in 
a similar manner to how I did ending late.

> > > 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.

It is -- rewriting the file's the only hard part about either operation =)

> > 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...

I'd prefer things like that in a separate file, actually, especially to the 
extent of distribution-specific instructions that you included.