[mythtv-users] Disk Space UI

Bryan Murphy bryan.murphy at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 02:51:43 UTC 2008

We've got 10 movies we haven't yet watched, some music on the drive
(it sure isn't going to delete that), and of course, I NEVER know what
she's going to record next.  That's the worst part.

I use auto-expire all the time, but it can only do so much in the face
of a continual onslaught of ignorance!


On Jan 15, 2008 8:44 PM, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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