Timeshifting on RamDrive on TV2 (Vista x64)

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  1. bregga

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    After having lot of issues getting TV3 working on Vista x64, (tried 10-15 builds) I finally gave up and reverted back to 0.2.3.0.

    (Could not get the TV server to scan any channels, whereas the old engine works fine).

    One of the things I was looking forward to, in TV3 was to use a separate folder for timeshifting - in my case a 4GB Ramdrive. Recordings should still be on my regular hard drive. As you know, there is no such option in 0.2.3.0.....:(

    After some trial and error I found out the junctions points feature in Vista can solve this, and for those interested here is how:

    1) Create a Ramdisk of your choice. I used Qsoft RamDrive Enterprise (not freeware, but at $12 it's a steal). I could not get the freeware one's to work properly on x64.



    2) Bring up the command line (as admin) and use:
    mklink /J path configured in Setup/Card1/TempBSE Ramdrive_volume
    in my case with the default settings (and my RamDrive as B:.)
    mklink /J c:\users\admin\documents\My recordings\card1\TempSBE B:

    Done.

    You now have created a directory junction making MP think it's creating timeshifting files in the cardX\TempSBE-folder while in reality they are stored on the RamDrive. Say goodbye to hard disk activity when timeshifting :D
     
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    Could you use this program Link Shell Extension to do a similar thing in XP?

    Question 1: Do you think its possible time shift on a pen flash drive?
    Question 2: If possible would time shifting on a fast pen flash drive be faster than running from the hard drive?
     
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    Yes, it supports volume mountpoints, so I'd say so. However, if I was running XP, I'd probably go for TV3 - where there is support for a separate timeshifting folder from start.

    Yes, sure - but note there is a HUGE span in the read/write performance on USB flash drives.

    Possibly, but unlikely. AFAIK flash mem excels at seak times - not transfer rates.
     
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    To run the tvserver3 on a 64bit-system without any problems, you have to compile the tvserver against the x86-architecture to make sure, that it is executed in 32bit-mode (needed, because some filters are compiled for 32bit support).
    Works very well here.
     
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    Thx for that! Can you explain that in plain English, please? Especially the part "compile the tvserver against the x86-architecture":confused: :confused:

    Any pointers appreciated! :D
     
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