[mythtv-users] Recording the olympics
yan at seiner.com
Tue Aug 5 02:18:21 UTC 2008
Brian Foddy wrote:
> On Monday 04 August 2008, Yan Seiner wrote:
>> So the Olympics are starting up. I want to record them but ... the
>> blocks in Schedules Direct are up to 8 hours. I don't know how my
>> system would handle a 30 or 40 GB file, but my guess is that bad things
>> might happen.
>> Is there some way to tell myth to record this but in 1 hour chunks?
> You can always set a manual recording program, but may I ask why you don't
> think your machine will take large file sizes? If you have the disk space,
> are using suggested settings to reduce fragmentation, things should work just
> fine. I've done 4 hour HD recordings at ~30GB without batting an eye. XFS
> helps, but if you don't use it then use the show delete.
Well, diskspace I have, but it's the comm flagging that bugs me. First
I have to record the whole thing, then I have to wait about the same
amount of time before it's flagged. In the meantime, it's recorded 2
more 5 hour episodes. So I don't see the commflagging keeping up with
One or two hour chunks would be more manageable.
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