[mythtv] Conversion in the background, can it reduce system
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Tue Apr 8 23:15:48 EDT 2003
On Sat, Apr 05, 2003 at 07:01:02PM -0600, Pyroman[FO] wrote:
> Ive read on this list about adding a feature to convert files in the
> background when there are no recordings or live TV watching going on.
> What I want to know is, could it be used to let low-powered machines
> record TV? I know with WebVCR+, I could record VCD quality divx5/mp3 avi
> files just fine with the conversion feature, by recording to a huge MJPEG
> with uncompressed audio file on the fly, then converting later. This was
> an Athlon 600, an hour worth of video would be about 3GB, then get
> converted down to about 300-500MB. My lowly little machine couldnt handle
> realtime divx5, but conversion allowed it to keep up.
> A store file could be kept, similar to the LiveTV buffer, and once it
> filled (i.e. too many shows have been recorded in a row), it would stop
> recording and start recording like it does now, or stop recording and just
> convert the files it has. The user could control all of this through the
> setup. I dont really have time to work on this, but does anyone else
> think this is a good idea?
I just asked a different permutation of this question; perhaps we
constitute a quorum. :-)
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