[mythtv] Record now?
ijr at po.cwru.edu
Thu Jan 16 12:23:24 EST 2003
On Thursday 16 January 2003 12:00 pm, Larry Matter wrote:
> I guess the feasibility of this depends on how the ringbuffer works - can
> you tell just by examining the ringbuffer file where you started watching
> a particular channel? If you were surfing and stumbled on "Friends" and
> decided to tape it, you only want to copy the portion of the ringbuffer
> that is "Friends".
> If you change channels, does the ringbuffer start over from the begining
> of the file? If not, does it indicate that a channel change occured or
> does it just basically have a capture of what I've been watching (and,
> gosh, what are the privacy implications of that!:-)
The ring buffer mostly starts over when you change channels. It doesn't do
stuff like the file headers, etc, but..
> And then there is the issue of liveTV settings vs recording settings -
> they might be different and how does the code deal with that.
Heh, the current stuff just keeps the current live-tv settings if a show
that's supposed to be recorded comes on while you're watching tv. So, it
doesn't really deal with it =)
> I think it would be a neat feature, but I'm not sure it is that easy. I
> can think of a few more issues but I have to leave for work now :-)
Biggest issue would be the amount of time it would take to copy all of the
data from the ringbuffer over to another file.
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