[mythtv] Hosting questions...
puzzler at arcor.de
Mon Mar 20 01:10:21 UTC 2006
i am new to this list, but not new to open source itself: great
work with the MythTV, just amazing, how much work you have pulled
now my question, please bump me to the right list, if I am wrong here.
i showed my uncle my brand new mythTV recording station in the
living room and he turned around and gave me work :-)
he owns an apparmenent complex in Frankfurt, Germany where 12 different
people rented an (quite expensive) appartment. He supplies the whole
complex with a 2 MBit leased line, which is part of the rent.
Now he wants to offer his renters a digital video recorder and I was
keen enough to tell him: I can code it!
Well :-) big mouth, big mail....
Is it basically possible to have 12 DVB cards controlled from one source?
I am quite good with PHP and Linux and as far I can see from the docs,
it should be possible to setup 4 boxes with 3 DVB cards each, connected to
a NFS storage and let the people login and record their stuff.
Before I start to dig further, I just wanted to have assurance from this
Is it possible to offer 12 different users simultanous recordings on 12
different channels? (I will be smart enough to recognize duplicate
And secondly: 2 MBit is not a very thick line, if you talk GIGABYTES...
I saw during config the input values for a Win32 encoding lib. Would it be
possible to encode the stuff on-the-fly (realtime) into a higher compression
like MPEG4 or wmv to save 50-60% of space?
Any hints before I stumble into the unknown are welcome!
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