[mythtv-users] Question about Auto-expire

Robert Dege livemotion at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 17:34:29 UTC 2012

Thank you all!

How sad, the feature that I wanted was right in between the config options
I was working with the entire time :)


On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Jim Morton <Jim at morton.hrcoxmail.com>wrote:

> On 9/12/2012 12:46 PM, Robert Dege wrote:
>> I would like to record and keep 20 episodes of Sesame Street on my
>> mythbox at all times.  As new episodes are recorded, old episodes can be
>> deleted.
>> I tried to set this up in the Recording Schedule by enabling auto-expire,
>> and setting "No. of recordings to keep" to 20. However, based on the
>> documentation, auto-expire works primarily on disk space usage.  Plus, once
>> 20 episodes of the show have been recorded, mythtv won't record anymore
>> until I manually delete the old episodes.
>> Am I missing something?  Is it possible to implement this setup?
> It has nothing to do with available disk space.
> In the recording rule below where you set the number of recordings to keep
> there is the option "Don't record if this would exceed ..." or "Delete
> Oldest recording".
> Set the number to keep at 20 and "Delete oldest" and it will maintain 20
> episodes for you.
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