[mythtv] Autoexpire doesn't remove LiveTV files
kuphal at dls.net
Thu Dec 15 13:53:55 EST 2005
>On 11/24/05, BP <lists at qucae.com> wrote:
>>Isaac Richards wrote:
>>>Wasn't planning on it - the intention was to clear out really short things
>>>generated from channel flipping quickly, and then allow the autoexpirer to
>>>delete longer ones as it needed space. If you don't want longer programs
>>>cluttering up the listings, though, I think you can switch to the 'Default'
>>>program group and they won't show up.
>>Does this mean live tv files will not get cleaned up if I have
>>auto-expire disabled? I do not trust a computer to decide which
>>recordings I wish to keep and those I do not. If I miss a recording due
>>to lack of space, it's my fault. That is my preference.
>>Seems rather annoying if I will now have to do manual maintenance of all
>>the live tv files.
>>Anyone else fall in to this use case?
>Yea, I agree with you... and like someone else said, if my disk gets
>3/4 full, I start watching shows (usually in time-stretch) or deleting
>ones I know I won't watch or don't want to keep anymore. However, I
>guess I also don't mind setting specific recordings to
>not-auto-expire. In the end, the critical shows won't purge and I
>usually don't have to worry about filling the hard disk anyway.
>Either way, I'm always a fan of more options unless it become too
>overwhelming to either use or for the developers to program.
This is the downside to knowing so much about the innards of your PVR.
Tivo users don't care if their hard disk fills up as the system manages
the space. Myth is the same way yet many of us do not treat our system
that way and get unnerved when we don't see hundreds of gigs of free
space. I got over this recently and now understand that as long as I
set my auto-expiration flags properly, I never miss a recording I want
and only things I don't care about are removed.
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