[vdr] VDR and MythTV

Darren Salt linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk
Wed Mar 8 21:12:10 CET 2006

I demand that Niko Mikkila may or may not have written...

> On Wed, 08 Mar 2006 17:35:13 +0000
> Darren Salt <linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> I demand that Kartsa may or may not have written...
>> [snip]
>>> Almost every day I record three channels at the same time.
>> That means little without bandwidth stats (or disk space used per hour)
>> for those channels.

> On average under 3500 kbit/s = 1.5 GB/hour for most Finnish channels, at
> least on DVB-T, and I doubt cable is any better here.

That's 437.5kB/s.

Let's double that to take account of PCI->memory transfer and processing time
taking a chunk out of disk I/O time and assume typical maximum IDE bandwidth
of 30MB/s on PII/PIII boards.

That gives 35 channels.

I'm not saying that this is in any way accurate, though :-)

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