[mythtv] LiveTV BufferSize in MB instead of GB?
reidjr at lineone.net
Sat May 28 10:13:10 UTC 2005
David Armstrong wrote:
> Can the "BufferSize" setting for livetv be changed to specify size in
> MB instead of GB? On my MythTV box I have a EPIA M10k 512MB box
> running both front and backends; livetv buffer is on a tmpfs partition
> to eliminate the hard drive ticking, and buffersize set to 384MB. I
> have been running this way since v0.17 with no problems, aside from
> the obvious limitation on how long I can pause.
> Attached is a patch against 0.18 that achieves the above, with two
> TODOs. Firstly i'm not sure my default and max sizes will suit
> everyone (128MB default, 128MB increments on the slider, 4096MB max),
> secondly how to handle upgrades. Clearly simply changing the meaning
> (from GB to MB) of this setting where existing users have something
> like "1" wont be very helpful. I'm aware there must be code somewhere
> that detects a version upgrade and sorts out the database accordingly,
> if someone could point me in the right direction i'll get to work on
> adding something.
> I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions.
This is exactly what I wanted to do, as I dont need a large buffer for
watching TV, and it always seems a "shame" to have the disk chattering
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