[mythtv-users] How to expire deleted files like LiveTV recordings?

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 15:43:35 UTC 2008

On Jan 8, 2008 10:39 AM, Robert Longbottom <RobertCL at iname.com> wrote:
> On Tue, January 8, 2008 3:26 pm, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> > On Jan 8, 2008, at 7:23 AM, Marc Sherman wrote:
> >
> >> Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Why? Are they bothering you?
> >>
> >> They fill up space that we could be putting videos into.
> >
> > If you want to reserve a certain amount of space for videos, you can
> > tell myth to not use x MB of your drive.
> This "Are they bothering you?" question always seems to come up whenever a
> question like this gets asked, and yes, they obviously do bother people!
> I like to be able to go and look to see how much free space I have for
> upcoming recordings and to see that there is space, but I don't want to
> stop Myth from using all of my drive..
> Maybe, what is needed, rather than something to delete live-tv / "deleted
> recordings" after a few days (although this would be nice ;) ), is a
> better free-space-o-meter.  One that shows a breakdown of space used by
> say, programs not allowed to expire, programs allowed to expire, livetv,
> programs marked for deletion, etc.
> Then you could look and say well I only have 150kb free on the disk, but
> 10Gb of that is marked for deletion, and 5Gb is livetv, so I really have
> 15Gb of space available for recording in.
> Because while I don't mind Myth expiring things I recorded a year ago and
> still haven't watched, I'd rather know when it is about to do this because
> there might be some things I'd rather keep than others.

Isn't there an "about-to-be-expired" list somewhere on the frontend?
I think I remember seeing one.

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