[mythtv] Live transcode while recording

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Dec 2 16:49:16 UTC 2008

On 12/02/2008 11:01 AM, Oliver Brown wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 2:29 PM, Chase Douglas wrote:
> <snip>
>> The downside is
>> that if you watch a stream twice transcoding on the fly to the same
>> codec, then you will have transcoded the same video twice, which uses
>> more processing time.
> It doesn't even necessarily need this downside since some on disk
> caching could be part of it (writing the stream to the file while
> serving it)...

Which is exactly what Chris Pinkham's patch for keeping multiple files 
per recording is meant to solve.  When a show is transcoded--even if 
just for "Live" streaming--the copy is kept in case it's needed again 
(with appropriate expiration rules to allow it to be deleted as necessary).


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