[mythtv-users] PVR-250 - Approximately 2GB/Hr.?
markknecht at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 21:01:57 UTC 2005
On 4/26/05, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/26/05, Tom Lichti <tom at redpepperracing.com> wrote:
> > Mark Knecht wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > I'm just learning about MythTV at this point. It's setup and
> > > working nicely but using up disk space rather quickly. Is 2GB/Hr. more
> > > or less typical for recording TV programs or are the optimizations I
> > > need to study next to save space?
> that's roughly what i get too (~2.1 - 2.3GB/hr). i'm filling up my
> 300GB hard drive faster than i can watch the Modern Marvels episodes
> i've been recording. :)
> > PS Start looking at bigger hard drives... :)
> or you can check out 'transcode', which will significantly shrink the
> size of your files but will also reduce the quality some. it's not
> easy to find simple instructions on how to use it though. i'm still
> digging through the archives and transcode man pages...
Thanks all. That's exactly the sort of info I'm looking for. I'm fine
with a 35GB partition for now. 17 hours of material is all I need.
Long term I might want to encode some material more tightly and save
stuff longer but it's not necessary today.
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