[mythtv-users] LiveTV with pen drive and tmpfs
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jan 19 16:49:23 UTC 2010
On 01/19/2010 07:25 AM, Schulz, Stephan wrote:
> Dear MythTV users,
> I would like to run a mythtv-maschine (frontend + backend) without
> physical disk space. There is just a pen drive to start from and a tmpfs.
> I do not want to record any programs but would like to only watch livetv.
> So now there is the problem that mythbackend will write the
> livetv-stream to the disk. I could use 1GB of ram for this on a tmpfs
> and mount it to /var/lib/mythtv/livetv/. In the FAQs and the wiki I
> read that mythtv will write junks of 30 minutes if there is no
> epg-data that specifies the actual length. I didn't find any setting
> in the DB to reduce this to for example 5 minutes.
> Is there a setting for this?
> Is there anonther way to achieve that mythbackend will write junks of
> 5 minutes even so that it does not matter what epg says about the
> length of the show?
> Thank you in advance
If that's your goal, you may be better off with a different TV
application designed for LiveTV--like xawtv or tvtime or whatever.
Myth is really a DVR, where the "R" means "Recorder."
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