[mythtv-users] mythtv-users Digest, Vol 101, Issue 67

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Aug 30 13:23:24 UTC 2011

On 08/30/2011 04:00 AM, Thomas Boehm wrote:
> Tree wrote:
>> On Mon, 29 Aug 2011, mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:
>>>> Bonus question: Is there any way to access this "preserve" setting from
>>>> MythWeb? (I don't often actually use mythfrontend)
>>> Just click the clock symbol for that recording...
>> That claims to enable/disable Auto Expire, which is already disabled.
> Then everything is fine for that recording if you want to keep it. Or
> are you not happy with it? I'm not sure what your reply means since
> there is no question in it.

Disabling autoexpire on a recording does not preserve an episode in a 
"record new and delete old" recording rule.  You need to use preserve 
(possibly in addition to disabling autoexpire) for the episode.

> Personally I run mythnuv2mkv as a user job for TV shows I want to keep.
> /usr/bin/nice -n 19 /usr/local/bin/mythnuv2mkv.sh --jobid=%JOBID%
> --copydir=/var/lib/mythtv/videos/TV --deleterec=ON --chanid=%CHANID%
> --starttime=%STARTTIME%
> This job encodes the recording to save space, copies it to my mythvideo
> directory and deletes the original after success.

Or, you can do that--put it in MythVideo.  :)


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