[mythtv-users] nVidia Shield (arm port maybe or just remote frontends in general) and expiring recordings

David Engel david at istwok.net
Sun Jan 13 23:38:35 UTC 2019

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 02:50:09PM -0600, Greg Oliver wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 2:17 PM David Engel <david at istwok.net> wrote:
> > Deleted recordings are moved to the Deleted group.  They stay there
> > for some amount of time (default of 1 day, minimum of 5-20 minutes,
> > controllable by the DeletedMaxAge setting) before being deleted unless
> > they are auto-expired or manually deleted from that group.  This
> > behavior is to satisfy the people who want the ability to "undelete"
> > recordings and also to avoid the "can't delete right now/the file is
> > busy" issue for most users.  If you want recordings deleted ASAP,
> > delete them normally, then switch to the Deleted group and delete them
> > again.
> I originally deleted them all in the Normal Watch Recordings screen.  I
> then changed my filter to Deleted and use the "Add to Playlist" option like
> I always have and then "Playlist -> Delete Playlist".  The disappeared from
> the GUI (and I did that for LiveTV as well since I watched the Cowboy game
> live last night), but no space freed.

That was a good game!  Why did you want to delete it? :)

> If what I tried should normally work, cool - if not, did I miss a step - I
> have never had to do this with my old frontend - just started with the
> Shield.  I would have used the frontend / backend box, but I unplugged the
> mceusb receiver and bt receivers a while ago and probably tossed them
> somewhere it would take a while to find :)

What you did should work.  It's what I often do.  Since you restarted
the backend, it's quitely likely some recordings got returned to the
Deleted and LiveTV groups and you'll need to delete them again.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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