[mythtv-users] Creating and using subfolders under the /video directory

Chris Pinkham cpinkham at bc2va.org
Sun Sep 9 17:56:38 UTC 2007

* On Sat Sep 08, 2007 at 10:57:03PM -0700, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> The built-in functionality would be to use recording groups. So if  
> it's a Dad show, you can set it to the Dad recording group. When mom  
> watches something, it goes to the Mom group. (You make up the group  
> names). Then in the recorded programs screen, you can choose to  
> display a single group or all programs. There is no current way to  
> break it up automatically into sub-folders on your disk. I suppose  
> you could create shell scripts to move the recording to a particular  
> sub-folder and use that along with the recording groups feature to do  
> both of those things, but since the metadata will keep them separate,  

You'd need to use Storage Groups in SVN trunk for the subdirectories
part unless you create links back to the original directory.  If you
have both a "Dad" Recording Group and a "Dad" Storage Group, and
assign a scheduled recording to both of those, then the recording
would be grouped visually in mythfrontend and grouped in the proper
directory on the storage end.  The Storage Groups code is smart enough
to know if you are using multiple directories on the same drive.

> I don't really see a point in moving them to different directories  
> but you may have a reason.

Same here, but wanted to explain how it could be done.  This would be
one way of giving different 'users' different amounts of Storage.
Dad and Mom share the 500GB drive while little Johnny has all his
shows on the old 80GB drive so he doesn't cause mom & dad's stuff to

Chris "Storage Groups" Pinkham

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