[mythtv-users] Captive NTFS?
cwatson at linkline.com
Thu Dec 2 06:00:40 UTC 2004
Ian Jackson wrote:
> Has anybody used captive NTFS on drives use for capturing? I have been
> playing with it, but the performance is not acceptable at all. My
> playback and captures jump randomly, and sometimes are completely
> uunwatchable. I am running Knoppymyth (latest). The box is a
> 2400XP/256/PVR250/Nvidia. I know there is more then enough horsepower
> there. I realize capturing to NTFS is a stupid idea, as you should
> always use a native FS for Write access, however the drive came out of
> my windows machine, with a large collection of movies already on it.
> Without buying a drive, and backing up all the movies to cdrom, I'm
> not sure how else to tackle it. Any ideas? Any performance tips?
Is there enough free space on the drive? Perhaps you can resize the
partition and create a Linux friendly partition to move the movies into
that partition. If this is possible, you can then wipe the NTFS partition.
> On completely un-related note, is there a site, faq, something that
> explains creating modules for myth? Is it hard? I have a couple ideas
> for modules. Foremost, I'd like to see the tight integration of
> torrents into myth. I know there is a torrent module already, but i
> don't think it address my desires. I'd really like to see a module
> like TVT-RSS for Windows, that allows for the scheduling/monitoring of
> torrents from sites like tvtorrents.. So I can say "If You can't
> record the O.C at 9pm, check Tvttorrents, and see if you can download
> it". As well, I'd like to use .torrent for the distribution of my
> recordings. That way, I could wake up in Toronto, and have downloaded
> last nights local news from my box at home in Vancouver, all via
> bandwidth saving bit torrent.
I hope you are wearing an asbesto overcoat.
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