[mythtv-users] Storing recordings on network share

belcampo belcampo at zonnet.nl
Fri Sep 23 10:48:59 UTC 2011

On 09/23/2011 12:24 PM, Simon Hobson wrote:
> Travis Tabbal wrote:
>> Generally speaking, I agree, larger buffers are probably called for
>> on HD material, but even if you buffer a few gig, at some point the
>> HDD has to catch up, or you lose data.
What are we talking about, in terms of large buffers, I mean. Even 6 
concurrent HD-streams of probably <= 20Mb/s only generate 120Mb/s being 
15MB/s, with todays drives easily being capable of > 80MB/s.
> True, but I figure there are few things that are going to cause such
> IO (or at least seeking) that will preventing the disk catching up
> within a few minutes. I don't mind an occasional stutter during
> playback, but having recordings corrupted to the point of
> unwatchability is more than a tad annoying.

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