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Subject: Re: ROLO automatically after *Panic?
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linus_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2003-10-09


LoveLearn wrote:
> Am I correct in thinking that recording at the highest bit rate per
> second consumes power faster than recording at the lowest bit rate
> per second?

Yes.

> The higher the "quality" or bit rate per second, the more frequently
> the hard drive must power up to accept transfer from the fixed size
> buffer block. So replacing the stock 2 meg buffer memory chips with 8
> meg chips reduces power consumption during recording just as it does
> during playback?

Yes.

> Linus continued saying, "You seem to assume that everybody has
> problems with long recordings." Notes in the archive and bug reports
> seemed to indicate that we can't safely assume that recordings will
> continue until either available disk space or available battery power
> is exhausted. I suspect others reading those reports may have gotten
> the same impression.

As Chris pointed out, people generally post to this list when they have
problems, not just to say that everything works fine That is why you see
lots of problem reports here.

Linus



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