[mythtv-users] Feature request: upcoming recordings disk usage

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Sun Nov 4 06:12:49 UTC 2007

On Sun, Nov 04, 2007 at 12:04:16AM -0600, Jerome Yuzyk wrote:
> On Saturday 03 November 2007 22:39, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> > On 11/03/2007 02:30 PM, Preston Crow wrote:
> > > It would be really nice if the upcoming recording screen would warn
> > > about running out of disk space.  If Myth knew the bitrate for each
> > > show, this would be easy.  For shows encoded locally, that's easy.  For
> > > digital shows (e.g., QAM and ATSC), it would require tracking an average
> > > bitrate for shows previously recorded on that channel, which seems like
> > > a relatively easy thing to track.
> > >
> > > It would be an estimate, but it should be good enough to be helpful.
> >
> > However, Myth will never run out of space unless you disable autoexpire
> > on all your recordings, in which case you're saying you want to manually
> > manage space, so--IMHO, it's your problem, not Myth's.  :)
> >
> > Mike
> I'd like this feature too. I have finite space (not big enough for my happy 
> schedule-finger), and it's sports season, with each game being 3-4 hours of 
> recording. I'd like to see that I'll run out of space and start auto-expiring 
> by, say, next Thursday so I'd better watch the non-transient stuff or 
> sacrifice it, or change my recording schedule. I can't trust auto-expire 
> because lots of my space is via a samba share (for older things I haven't 
> watched yet) and Myth will happily delete everything over there first and not 
> see any space freed until it starts deleting on the local disk.

  This doesn't have to have anything do to with mythweb. It can be
separate and off on it's own. Your own little custom bit of PHP.
You might find that easier to handle. I certainly do.

  I've already created my own basic "show and delete recordings" interface
because I got tired of how slow deletes were in the frontend and how slow
in general mythweb is. I bypass the myth protocol and go straigth to the

> I've thought of writing a MythWeb page for this, just an indicator of 
> cumulative space use. But I don't know where to start really. It would be a 
> nice extra column for the Upcoming Recordings page just a set of coloured 
> bars indicating % free.
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