[mythtv-users] LiveTV without the disk buffering

Brian Foddy bfoddy at visi.com
Mon Jan 7 01:21:16 UTC 2008

On Sunday 06 January 2008, Mike Heffner wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a way to configure LiveTV so that it does not have to disk
> buffer the stream? I have an HD card and my disk is unable to support
> buffering the stream at the HD rate (it jumps/skips) but I'd like to be
> able to watch HD channels without the ability to time-shift/etc.
> I can watch the channels if I exit mythfrontend and run mplayer, but I'd
> like to watch TV without exiting mythfrontend.
> Any ideas?
> Mike

If you have a lot of RAM, you could configure it to a ramdisk filesystem,
several options to choose from.
But for HD, you need to figure 6-7 GB per hour.  So even a pretty beefy
machine might get 10 minutes buffered.  Try it, but I doubt you
will like it in the long-run...


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