[mythtv-users] separate directories and filenames

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Fri Sep 29 00:52:02 UTC 2006

Chris Pinkham wrote:
> * On Thu Sep 28, 2006 at 04:03:15PM -0400, Tom Lichti wrote:
>> Okay, that makes sense. The livetv stuff will never get separated from 
>> the recordings directory (unless you care to code that yourself), so 
>> don't even bother trying to do that. DVD rips should go to the video 
> This isn't true.  The concept of "Storage Groups" has been presented and
> discussed multiple times and this would allow you to create a Storage
> Group and corresponding directory for LiveTV and as many other locations
> as you want.
> I believe this is one of the reasons why Isaac recommended against using
> the current multiple-recordings patch, because we'd like to see Storage
> Groups implemented.  A Storage Group could include mutliple recording
> directories or a single directory.  Recordings could be balanced between
> recording directories using various methods (most free space, least
> recordings, local preferred over remotely mounted, etc.).
> I've been updating my notes on this concept recently and it is quickly
> moving to the top of my TODO list, so it will come about, possibly before
> 0.21, but I'm not promising anything.
> I also am considering giving the ability to move a recording from one
> group to another via a builtin Job through the JobQueue.
Okay, maybe 'never' was too strong a word. I like the idea of storage 
groups as presented above, that's for sure.

Thanks for the update, Chris.


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