[mythtv-users] Disk Space UI

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 02:44:59 UTC 2008

On Jan 15, 2008 9:38 PM, Bryan Murphy <bryan.murphy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> My fiancée doesn't seem to understand the concept of hard drive space.
>  More specifically, she doesn't seem to understand the concept that
> you can't record 20 episodes of Oprah in HD and magically expect
> everything to just keep on working.  Now, of course, I setup limits
> (only record the last three days, deleted older episodes, etc.) but
> this is a constant point of contention. She is always finding new
> stuff to record with no concern for the limitations inherent in the
> system.  Even worse, she never deletes anything so I have no idea what
> she's watched.
> Now, I already have 500gb in this machine, and I am not going to spend
> any more money on it.  The problem is, there's no good feedback in the
> MythTV UI that you're getting low on disk space.  Is there anything we
> can do about that?  I think we need to make this a lot more prominent.
>  We need to smack some people on the face with this stuff.  It's very
> easy to forget that you're running low, and then when things stop
> working because she (I mean we) went over the threshold I'm left
> having to pick up the pieces.
> I don't know what to do!
> Bryan

Why will things suddenly stop working?  MythTV will start deleting the
shows based on the rules it has - if you haven't changed anything, it
should start deleting the oldest programs when it needs space.

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