[mythtv] Possible Feature?
Thu, 12 Dec 2002 07:04:39 -0600
A manual recording....I like that feature. Very practical.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Calvin Harrigan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 9:04 PM
Subject: [mythtv] Possible Feature?
> On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 20:43, Bruce Markey wrote:
> > Ray wrote:
> > > On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 06:24:21PM -0500, Chris Pinkham wrote:
> > >
> > >>Why not have an option that says "keep X versions of this show". So
> > >>select to record the news every day, you could say keep 1 copy so it
> > >>overwrite every morning. Then when you said to record say "Law &
> > >>anytime it came on, you could say to keep 4 copies of it so it would
> > >>latest 4 episodes. You could set it to 5 to keep the M-F versions of
> > >>that comes on every weekday.
> > >
> > >
> > > While that would be nice, even just a "delete the oldest show if
> > > to make room for the new one" would be nice. I normally don't care
> > > old episodes of any given program are kept but I don't want current
> > > recording to fail due to lack of space and I don't want to have to
> > > delete every show.
> > >
> > I agree completely. The most important feature here is to
> > make sure there is always enough room for new recordings.
> > Probably needs low and high water marks to clear some amount
> > of space when space is too tight.
> > I've assumed that things like limiting the number of episodes
> > would come in time after there are mechanisms for setting per
> > recording options. We can see this coming in the recording
> > profiles to set encoding quality on a per-recording basis.
> > Along with automatic deletion and limiting the number of
> > episodes, there should also be the ability to mark a
> > recorded show to be exempt from deletion.
> > -- bjm
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> I think this might have come up before, but here goes anyways.
> Have you ever just wanted to record part of a show and if you record the
> entire thing it conflicts with another scheduled recording?
> Here's the scenario. I typically only watch the tonight show for the
> first half hour, it usually starts at 11:35pm and ends at 12:35am.
> There's another show that I record regulary at 12:30AM. Needless to say
> it conflicts and I can only record one. I guess what I would like is a
> way to manually setup a recording time. Say manually input 11:35pm -
> 12:00am and then have everything record as expected.
> Too far fetched. I'm experimenting with the database and so far it
> seems possible, just need to add it to the gui/code. If no one else is
> working on this and it seems usable to enough folks, I would like to
> take a stab at it.
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