[mythtv-users] LiveTV auto recording? Harddrive filling up.

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Mar 6 21:03:54 UTC 2006

On Mar 6, 2006, at 3:51 PM, Kevin Kuphal wrote:

> And none of the suggestions here would fix that because even if you  
> set
> the autoexpire threshold to be zero or expire on delete, the fact is
> that the show is still in progress and will not be expired.   You  
> cannot
> delete something that is being used.  In fact, the system as it  
> stands,
> would delete that 20GB file as soon as the next program started but
> nothing can change the fact that without guide divisions on the music
> channels, a LiveTV session will grow until stopped because it is a
> recording.  This has *nothing* to do with auto expiration.
> Kevin

No, actually it would fix the OP's problem. The reason he has a 20+GB  
file is because his son leaves on a channel that has a 10 hour  
program. If he had a setting that said, "Always split Live TV after  
60 minutes." then instead of a 20+GB file, he would have 10 2GB files  
for those 10 hours. Actually, he would only have the last hour (2GB)  
since it would expire the older 2GB files even though technically the  
program is still in progress.

Again, I'm suggesting a feature that would alleviate the problem.  
It's not currently in the software.

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