recording buffer

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by jonphil, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

    Aug 7, 2002
    Derbyshire, UK
    I recorded something on Sunday which had already started on one of the tuners and found when playing it back that unlike the S1 not only did Tivo record what I wanted but it included a good 30min before what I wanted as it just took the entire buffer instead of trimming to the start of the program I wanted.

    When playing back it did start at the program start point, but 30minutes before the program is wasted space and could be huge if on a HD channel.
  2. cyril

    cyril Active Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    London UK
    I am guessing TiVo does this as they think 1tb is large enough for the extra odd half hour of HD not to be noticed.
  3. AdamInKent

    AdamInKent New Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    1 TB doesn't seem so large when the majority of your recordings are in HD! (The new TiVo can record as many hours in HD as my old one could in SD.)
  4. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    TiVo's don't really have the horsepower to start editing MPEG streams on the fly. Making the buffer a recording is just renaming it in the database and later launching a fresh buffer file.
  5. mikerr


    Jun 2, 2005
    Lancashire, UK
    Not editing at per frame level, but its always worked at chunk level (which IIRC is about a second of video).

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