[mythtv-users] Am I able to stop auto-recording?
steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 26 21:08:51 UTC 2006
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> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Martin Ereth
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> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Am I able to stop auto-recording?
> Hello Steve!
> Okay, my way of talking was very rude. I am sorry for that.
> You are the first who talks to me in a friendly way on this list.
> I agree to the things said about LiveTV and auto-expire. I didn't say that
> they are bad.
> I think, a switch should be provided, because when I zap to another
> channel, it takes
> some time, where I think the buffer is filled, until the channel is
> I didn't see a switch to turn the buffer off.
> But zapping should be faster.
> Also my harddisk is filling up realtively fast. 500MB after an hour. After
> a movie
> with 3 hours, no space is left. Maybe my myth is misconfigurated
> What should people with diskless (livecd) computers do?
> I do not really know the internals of myth. I am really in favour of a
> cache, maybe
> with up to 50MB in size, or the video should be delivered directly without
> a delay.
> Just think about live-broadcastings. You see the decisive goal 30 seconds
> later than
> your neighbour. He is jumping around and you are asking yourself why.
> Thats why I just like to see such a feature. I did not say that it must be
> used by
> every user.
> MythTV is a really good application, with or without this feature.
I'm not sure I understand what you're doing here? Are you saying you have a
live cd based frontend/backend combo?
MythTV is a PVR. The whole of its being is designed around the PVR way of
doing things. So it sounds like you've got the wrong program for the task at
The thing about the internals of MythTV is, when you watch LiveTV you have
actually just scheduled a recording, and are watching the recording as it's
being written to disk. Even in the last version, the stream was written to
disk (the ring buffer) and then read back. IIRC.
I think you just need the right tool for the Job, I know MythTV looks,
pretty and cool, but it's really not what you're after.
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