[mythtv-users] Backend recording liveTV I don't watch

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Oct 17 17:29:28 UTC 2008

On Oct 17, 2008, at 9:59 AM, Mike Perkins wrote:

> I like the theory, Mike, but that's not what happened in my case.  
> That's why I
> ended up with 13 hours of overnight tv, rather than just the most  
> recent program
> (or two) on disk before I discovered what was happening. I think I  
> had some 9-10
> separate programs stored.

What he's saying is that if your system has the room, it will keep  
them. If it doesn't have the room, it will expire the oldest LiveTV  
recordings before anything else. If it's trying to record LiveTV and  
has expired all the old LiveTV recordings it could, *then* it would  
start expiring regular programs (that are set to auto-expire) to make  
room for the LiveTV it's trying to record.

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