[mythtv] Re: New idea for storing recordings to disks

Hamish Moffatt hamish at cloud.net.au
Wed Jun 29 07:26:40 UTC 2005

On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 10:17:02PM -0500, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> >How would it know whether a particular location has sufficient disk
> >space for a scheduled recording?
> > 
> >
> How does it know now?   If Myth already has a mechanism to deal with 
> full disk situations, it will work regardless of where the recording is 
> destined, as long as it is checking the appropriate location for free 
> space.   Again, this is one of there areas that could be enhanced by 
> multiple locations in that if the default location for particular 
> recording is full, Myth could be instructed to make various decisions on 
> whether to expire content from the drive or simply record in a different 
> location.

The point is that for MOST recording methods, Myth can't known in
advance whether a recording will fit in a given location. Only PVR-x50
recordings seem to have predictable file size - DVB, ATSC, RTJPEG etc do
not. Perhaps you can choose the one with the most empty space and hope
for the best though...

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish at debian.org> <hamish at cloud.net.au>

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