Multiple file recordings

I've mentioned this before on here and was told it might be hard for some PCs to manage more than one recording at a time. So I think the default should probably stay 1 file recorded at a time, but going into the settings you can set your own limit. 


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    Aly Khemani

    Would like to add my support to this also.


    Secondly and probably don't understand your complete point around bandwidth... but If someone is running this on a big server or on a T1 line, why would we not offer the option those users?  There are many ways you can control how the user chooses how many concurrent threads/sessions/feeds you want to download @ a time, like the above comment.  


    There a bunch of ways where you can spread the bandwidth download maxsize across your thread via config and etc..


    As a whole this seems like a very good feature to me if we want to compete against traditional cable companies and cable DVR that market 24x7 you can record 2, 3, 4 shows at a time and here you can say, technically of course, w/ playlater there is no limit other than the limit on the user's setup/infrastructure.



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    Mark Hensler
    No update in over 4 years... and yet still not a feature?
    According to the 2016 Broadband Progress Report by the FCC, only "10 percent of all Americans (34 million people) lack access to 25 Mbps/3 Mbps service".  I do not accept possible bandwidth constraints for a minority of the population to be a sufficient reason to limit the number of concurrent streams for all users.
    I don't accept hardware requirements as a valid reason, either.  I will admit that "gamers" have above-average computers, but it is a little harder to get an authoritative report on computer hardware.  According to Steam's Hardware & Software Survey (numbers taken from March 2018), about 70% of Steam users have 4 cores (1% have 1 core, 25% have 2 cores, 1% has 3 cores, the rest have more).  HyperThreading is supported by 45% of Steam users. 42% have 8GB of memory. 40% have 12GB or higher.
    Bottom line: Empower your users.  Let them maximize their experience on the resources they have available.
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    Robert Stock

    I have been looking for a solution to this.  I have a high-end system that would without a doubt stream/record multiple videos in HD without being taxed (8 videos before hitting 10% by my math).  I want to record faster, I have a less flashy device doing my recordings because 1 at a time is silly to power up my main system for.  I keep about 20 titles in the queue at all times and just want them to get done faster...

    I even have subscriptions that allow for a bunch of screens at a time...

    I'll probably start another thread given the age of this one, but wanted to post here first.


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    Heh, well my meaning is that those options wouldn't be available until you get to advanced settings anyhow. If you wanted to experiment with it you could :) Besides, my videos already suffer sometimes when I'm downloading one at a time on a FIOS network

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    i'm so disappointed i spent money on this software. I assumed that the entire point of this was so that it would DOWNLOAD the streams... not stream them downloading a single stream slow as shit.  Why not download the ts, then signal for the next one download that and so on... additionally who the hell is worried about bandwidth anymore? I have gigabit internet connection I don't wanna have to run a bunch of vms or spend time doing this myself... hence why i spent 30 dollars on the playon software... obviously the developers don't care to make the software better... there are so many ways to improve this it's ridiculous it is almost as if they just must not care to do it more efficiently. i honestly wish i could get a refund but for the cost it's not worth my time. oh well.

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    Julius G. Perkins, IV

    That would be interesting, but I worry about two things:

    • Bandwidth - will the videos suffer performance wise?  Lets say the line starts out with 10Mbps and one HD download consumes between 3 & 5Mbps.  You add the second and it also consumes between 3 & 5Mbps.  (We assume it won't max out at 5Mbps 100% of the time - that would probably be an issue)  Then normal internet usage bounces between 1Mbps and 3Mbps.  If there's a small period of time where there are 2 concurrent video streams and someone browsing the web and/or downloading a file (a) will Netflix downgrade the quality or does it somehow record at the highest quality possible? (b) will the video's choke/stutter & play back that way?
    • Concurrent Sessions - When I lived with a roommate he had an XBox 360 and I had a PS3.  We used to watch Netflix on his XBox & when I moved out, every now and again I couldn't watch anything on Netflix because a stream was already in use.  I know we can have up to 5 different devices accessing netflix, but I don't recall seeing anything about concurrent streams.
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