[mythtv-users] autoexpire deleting recording(s) directly after its creation

Seth Daniel mythtv.org at sethdaniel.org
Mon Dec 3 00:47:27 UTC 2007

On Sun, Dec 02, 2007 at 06:44:51PM -0600, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> On Dec 2, 2007 5:26 PM, Seth Daniel <mythtv.org at sethdaniel.org> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm running mythtv svn #15013.
> >
> > Anyway, my hard drive(s) are maxed out and tend to stay this way.  For
> > the most part autoexpire does a really good job of removing old
> > recordings to make room for new recordings.  The only exception is when
> > I record a sports event.  Now, in my configuration, sporting events have
> > the lowest priority (in this case a '0' priority).  So what often
> > happens is that the recording of the event will be made and then shortly
> > after it is finished it will then be deleted because something else is
> > being recorded.  Sometimes a sports event recording doesn't last longer
> > than 15-20 minutes before being autoexpired.  :-)   I'd like to stop
> > this from happening if possible.
> Don't set your sports program to auto-expire.  Rather set it to keep only 1
> episode so that if you do forget to watch it or something, you only get one
> instead of a stack of them.

That's absolutely perfect.  I didn't realize that could be done and yet
there it is in the rule editor.  Thank you.

seth / @sethdaniel.org
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