[mythtv] Feature suggestion, automatic old show deletion.

Isaac Richards mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 11 Dec 2002 18:00:51 -0500

On Wednesday 11 December 2002 05:55 pm, Gregorio Gervasio Jr. wrote:
> >>>>> On Tue, 10 Dec 2002 18:24:21 -0500 (EST), "Chris Pinkham"
> >>>>> <cpinkham@bc2va.org> said:
> c> Why not have an option that says "keep X versions of this show".
> c> So if you select to record the news every day, you could say keep 1
> c> copy so it would overwrite every morning.  Then when you said to
> c> record say "Law & Order" anytime it came on, you could say to keep
> c> 4 copies of it so it would keep the latest 4 episodes.  You could
> c> set it to 5 to keep the M-F versions of a show that comes on every
> c> weekday.
>         Slightly related to this, we could also have an option not to
> record repeat showings.  It seems XMLTV already parses this
> information and generates a "previously-shown" tag.  (Is it a bad idea
> to add fields to the mysql database?)

It should already be pruning out shows you've already recorded (based on the