[mythtv-users] Multiple directories

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Nov 22 01:41:32 UTC 2007

On Nov 21, 2007, at 5:25 PM, lanas wrote:

> On Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 09:42:48 -0800,
> Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote :
>> time. Every time you wanted to add a video, you'd have to manually
>> delete a bunch of recordings to fit the video or automatically expire
>> a bunch of programs to import it. I can actually see how that would
>> be ok. I can also see a thousand threads on this list saying, "What
>> happened to my recordings? I imported a video and now my precious TV
>> programs are gone!" or better yet, "I don't have anything set to
>> auto-expire, imported a video and now my system is hosed because I
>> filled up all available drive space."
> I don't see how these comments could come about if the user is  
> properly
> warned.  The user could optionally also have experience with VCR tapes
> and know that you can't record past the tape's end.  Same with disks
> when full capacity is reached.  Moreover, since media compression can
> be known by type (if applicable), it could be possible to tell the  
> user
> beforehand if he can import his Lord of the Rings DVD collection or
> not.  if not a simple 'df' dome by the application on a mounted DVD
> would tell the size, no ?

I can't tell you how many "LiveTV recordings are filling up my hard  
drive!!! WHY???" messages there have been on here. That's just one  
example. There are many others. However, if MythVideo was incorporated  
into the backend and used its own storage group, I think that would  
work for everyone.

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