[MPlayer-users] Can mencoder write partial files while encoding?

Rainer Hantsch rainer at hantsch.co.at
Thu Aug 28 16:34:50 CEST 2003

What I am really wondering about is:
Can mencoder record and save automatically into multiple files of given
maximum size?

I want to record longer TV shows, and this gives huge files, because mencoder
writes the whole baby into one big file. (I got many hints on how to live with
these, but this is not what I really want - thanks again here.)

Instead, it would be very much smarter when mencoder could get passed a
maximum filesize, and whenever this is reached, it will start a new file on
the fly, with an increasing numbering on the end.

-> This question was not answered until now, but would be the only
   _intelligent_ solution at all. All other solutions are complicated,
   need a lot of work and disk space, and do not make life really easier.


  Ing. Rainer Hantsch

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