[mythtv-users] Always record like TiVO(was Re:OT: Interestingstudy on HDD failure by Googlelabs)

Marco Nelissen marcone at xs4all.nl
Tue Feb 20 15:15:01 UTC 2007

>On 2/20/07, Marco Nelissen <marcone at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> >On 02/19/2007 08:20 PM, Marco Nelissen wrote:
>> >>>>> When I said "tivo-like", I really meant "like tivo"... ;) That
>> >>>>> means a 30 minute (or some other configurable amount) on-disk
>> >>>>> ringbuffer per tuner. Hardly something that'll fill up your hard
>> >>>>> drive.
>> >>> I'm not trying to be sarcastic here--I really want to understand your
>> >>> proposal--but how is a 30-minute ringbuffer better than just recording
>> >>> everything and deleting the oldest stuff when space is needed.
>> >>>
>> >> Not better, just different. Your solution forces me to go to the list
>> >> of recorded shows to see what it recorded. The tivo-way is to just turn
>> >> on the TV and see what's on (tivo's default state is live TV, not a
>> menu)
>> >> and then to back up in case you missed the beginning of what's on.
>> >
>> >So, the part you want is constant playback of what's on now?
>> With buffering.
>Couldn't you just leave it in LiveTV then?

Two problems with that:
- it will only use one tuner, not all of them
- inevitably I'll turn on the TV only to find it sitting at some dialog
  that tells me of a video decoding error

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