[mythtv-users] strange order of expiry

Brian J. Murrell brian at interlinx.bc.ca
Wed Oct 18 15:57:46 UTC 2017


On Wed, 2017-10-18 at 11:02 -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> 
> Because you've set the setting:
> 
> Auto-Expire method
>      Oldest show first
>      Lowest priority first
>      Weighted time/priority combination
> Method used to determine which recorded shows to delete first. Live
> TV 
> recordings will always expire before normal recordings.

I have to confess having forgotten about that configuration screen in
the FE.  I have always been a bit perplexed by what configuration is in
the FE vs. mythtv-setup.  In any case...

> to expire the Lowest priority first.
> 
> >   * Newer recordings are being deleted before older recordings
> 
> Possibly because of:
> 
> Watched before unwatched

So I tried disabling that and leaving method at "Lowest priority first"
and still get a result such as:

Outlander:"Of Lost Things"               1284 MB 2017-10-02T01:00:00Z     [  0]
Outlander:"Freedom & Whisky"             1104 MB 2017-10-09T01:00:00Z     [  0]
"The Big Bang Theory":"The Retraction R   535 MB 2017-10-03T00:00:00Z     [  0]
"The National"                           1263 MB 2017-10-13T07:59:00Z     [ -5]
"The National"                           1241 MB 2017-10-13T09:00:00Z     [ -5]
"The National"                           1260 MB 2017-10-13T06:00:00Z     [ -5]
"The National"                           1240 MB 2017-10-14T03:00:00Z     [ -5]
"The National"                           1262 MB 2017-10-14T01:59:00Z     [ -5]
"Grey's Anatomy":"Ain't That a Kick in    966 MB 2017-10-13T00:00:00Z     [  0]
"Grey's Anatomy":"Break Down the House;  1211 MB 2017-09-29T00:00:00Z     [  0]
"Grey's Anatomy":"Go Big or Go Home"      977 MB 2017-10-06T00:00:00Z     [  0]
"Madam Secretary":"News Cycle"           1737 MB 2017-10-09T02:00:00Z     [  0]
"The National"                           1241 MB 2017-10-14T05:00:00Z     [ -5]
"The National"                           1239 MB 2017-10-13T04:00:00Z     [ -5]
"The National"                           1241 MB 2017-10-12T04:00:00Z     [ -5]
"The National"                           1239 MB 2017-10-14T04:00:00Z     [ -5]

> or just because with "Lowest priority first", they all have the same 
> priority for expiration,

Is expiration priority == record priority?  IOW, is expiration priority
that number in [] in "mythbackend --printexpire" output?  So in the
above, all -5 recordings should be deleted first, because I have
disabled the "Watched before unwatched"?

Cheers,
b.
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