[mythtv-users] Live TV recording as if it was a scheduled recording

Mudit Wahal mwahal at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 21:14:06 UTC 2006

On 1/14/06, Dag Nygren <dag at newtech.fi> wrote:
> > Dag,
> >
> > The best way to get *around* this issue is to have a dedicated
> > partition for the myth recordings. That way, the old livetv files will
> > be deleted much faster. You can keep your programs, archives, dvds,
> > movies, downloads, torrents, etc on a separate partition(s). AFAIK,
> > you can set the directory paths in the myth setup. Its little pain in
> > the behind to setup separate partition, but atleast you will not boil
> > your blood everytime you see gigabytes of livetv buffer sitting around
> > on your precious disk space.
> Thanks for the tip,
> but this just doesn't work.
> The main disk space is needed by two things: MythTV and ie. a downloaded
> stream from my Digital video camera.
> The problem is that MythTV should be given as much as possible
> when it is not needed by the digicam, but when I need the space
> I need it.
> Putting these on different partitions will not share the space available.
> > Also, this is more like a developer's project. The developer(s)
> > dictate which features are needed and how it should be implemented.
> > Always keep that in mind, it helps to lower your blood pressure. I've
> > found many work arounds in mythtv to keep my cool :-)
> >
> > In the end, if you dont like the way mythtv works, you are most
> > welcome to try other alternatives, such as Freevo, VDR (very light
> > weight), etc etc. I've just started looking at the VDR, its very light
> > weight and does only thing :-)
> I do like most of the way that MythTV do things. That is why I am
> sticking with it. What I don't like is the attitude on this list from
> certain people.

You have not seen the attitude yet :-) Search the archives for the F*
word and you will find some gems :-)

The koolaid is too srong here and if you are not drinking the same
koolaid, you are ostracised. I just use myth as a DVR and I like the
EPG. My linuxbox records the shows, commercial cuts and does mpeg2 to
mpeg4 via mencoder. My headless box sits in garage.  I'm streaming the
record shows to a network dvd player (IOData LinkPlayer2) using UPnP
wizd server which runs on the linux box. If I say anything more about
my setup, the koolaid gang will come after me and try to punish me for
not using a *proper mythfrontend* for viewing my myth recorded shows
> Your response is a good example of a creative respons and IMHO
> the way a list should work so thanks for that.
> Dag
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