[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
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David Engel
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