[mythtv-users] Disk Space UI
gravityhammer at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 02:57:48 UTC 2008
On Jan 15, 2008 9:51 PM, Bryan Murphy <bryan.murphy at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
Well, set her stuff at a low maximum episode limit - maybe 1?
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