[mythtv-users] h.264 transcoding
jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Apr 20 16:51:08 UTC 2012
On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 12:24:36PM -0400, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 4/20/2012 12:18, Richard Morton wrote:
> >I'd you logic not flawed are too not composting a one off capital
> >cost of a dish drive
> Fun with auto-correct?
> >ignoring the cost of running that drive with a one of cost
> >avoidance exercise?
> No. The analysis assumes that you configure your drives to spin
> down when idle, and optionally standby or power-down your transcode
> machine. A hard disk only costs a few dollars per month in
> electricity if you force it to run non-stop.
Any analysis that makes too many assumptions is problematic. Every
extra step you need to take for either alternative makes it likely you
won't get the result you were hoping for.
OTOH, not needing 2x the disks or 4x the disks is a simple enough
outcome. A Hauppauge 1212 is very handy in this regard.
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