For my specific situation logic goes like this, FWIW: - The script started when I was working on the other side of the world a couple of years ago, and was downloading TV regularly. I started by using what others had done and improved/modified for my circumstances. Reducing the recorded size by ~60% into MKV's made this possible. It seemed a relatively short stretch to modify it to save local space, with improved quality as an option as well. It became a seamless reality, and then under real-world testing, a few non-fatal issues came up.
- 4TB disks are USD 150 - the ones I'd buy where I am at least. - Having lost at least 2 new enterprise class disks in quick succession a few years ago with some valuable data and recordings not backed-up, I wouldn't consider not using a RAID or other reliable storage technique. Hence a RAID upgrade would be USD 450 equivalent. - I'm at 93% on my 4TB RAID and by reducing this to maybe 60-70% I can see out the disks' lives, perhaps another 2 yrs by which time, based on current trends I expect rotating disks will no longer be required because TCO (considering the need to RAID them + power use over lifetime which is not insignificant) means SSD's will probably be cost effective. So the USD 450 on a new RAID right now would be largely wasted, I plan to wait and go direct to low power non-RAID SSD, which is the holy grail (financially and environmentally). Make a bit more sense now? Richard ----- On 14 Jun, 2016, at 15:20, VDR User user....@gmail.com wrote: > Curious why you're bothering to do this now when 4tb harddrives are > always on sale in the $90 range. 6+ years ago it made more sense but > now it seems like too little too late. Just wondering.... > > On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 6:21 AM, Richard F <li...@keynet-technology.com> > wrote: >> I will do. >> >> Now I'm testing it on a range of recordings, I'm seeing a few issues >> with ffmpeg/libraries, which I'm addressing with workarounds or reports >> to the ffmpeg devs. >> _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr