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Handling of files being currently recorded

Apr 26, 2014 at 4:50 PM
Hi,

Quick question... Does MCEBuddy handle the fact that a file is currently being recorded to? In other words, will it skip a file in recording process until the recording has completed?

Thanks,

Larry
Apr 26, 2014 at 9:24 PM
MCEBuddy looks for read access to the file. Different recording software handle this differently.
Eg WMC will deny read access to a file it is writing to. So mcebuddy will periodically check back until it can get read access. (See the mcebuddy.log for the notification)

Some software provide read access to the file while recording. For those it is better to put a delay (age before converting) in the settings page. Mcebuddy will wait for X hours before processing the files (from creation time).

Marked as answer by rboy1 on 4/26/2014 at 4:42 PM
Apr 26, 2014 at 11:41 PM
That's what I was hoping was the situation. I'm using WMC, so I should be good to go. Thanks rboy1!
Sep 21, 2014 at 1:29 AM
I am using MediaPortal to do my recordings. Will it allow read access while it is writing? I am planning to use a 1hr delay.