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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Mar 6 22:32:38 UTC 2006

On 03/06/2006 04:03 PM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> 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.

And the guy watching a 2-hour movie (that starts slow but ends with a 
bang!) who decides to record the show after watching the first hour and 
a quarter ends up saving only the last hour of the show.  The first hour 
is left as a LiveTV recording and expired tomorrow (after the "LiveTV 
recordings Max Age").

So, now someone needs to write a patch to identify that the artificial 
break exists.  Then both parts of the recording are changed from the 
LiveTV recording group.  Now, since the recording is "broken" in two, 
the guy who wanted the recording writes a message to the ML saying that 
LiveTV didn't record his movie correctly and now his recording list is 
cluttered up with two entries for the same movie...

So someone says to change the LiveTV breakpoint to 2 hours.  Then 
someone records a 4-hour sporting event...

So, this is a workaround that's unnecessary because a) if you want to 
ensure parts of the current program are autoexpired, you can always exit 
and re-enter LiveTV; or b) you can use EXECTV to start up xawtv and 
/play TV/ not PVR it.


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