[mythtv-users] Recording the olympics
nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 07:43:53 UTC 2008
On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 2:18 PM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
> Brian Foddy wrote:
>> On Monday 04 August 2008, Yan Seiner wrote:
>>> So the Olympics are starting up. I want to record them but ... the
>>> blocks in Schedules Direct are up to 8 hours. I don't know how my
>>> system would handle a 30 or 40 GB file, but my guess is that bad things
>>> might happen.
>>> Is there some way to tell myth to record this but in 1 hour chunks?
>> You can always set a manual recording program, but may I ask why you don't
>> think your machine will take large file sizes? If you have the disk space,
>> are using suggested settings to reduce fragmentation, things should work just
>> fine. I've done 4 hour HD recordings at ~30GB without batting an eye. XFS
>> helps, but if you don't use it then use the show delete.
> Well, diskspace I have, but it's the comm flagging that bugs me. First
> I have to record the whole thing, then I have to wait about the same
> amount of time before it's flagged. In the meantime, it's recorded 2
> more 5 hour episodes. So I don't see the commflagging keeping up with
> the recording....
> One or two hour chunks would be more manageable.
I just saw a segment on our local news (games buildup) that NBC are
set to transmit 3600 hours of tv from the olympics. Thats a lot of
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