[mythtv] Automatic deletion
awithers at anduin.com
Tue Jul 1 15:32:47 EDT 2003
I assume the feature to popup the menu to delete post viewing was an intro
to what I'd like to see as a larger feature. For the second time in my brief
MythTV usage I've missed recordings because I've managed to fill up every
available gigabyte on my video drive (not too hard with two PVR-250's
recording at 640x480 x way too many bits).
Sadly my problem (lazy packrat) won't be solved simply by the addition of
more disk space. What I need is the sort of coldhearted deletion enforcer
that only a machine can provide.
Why am I blabbing about this here... well first it is a pretty common PVR
feature, I was wondering if someone has something like this in the works
already. Second to check if I'm alone in wanting this feature.
My basic idea would be flag based, recorded programs would have a flag, the
flag would indicate if they were eligible for deletion. This flag could be
set by the user when they finished watching a show, or automatically by the
system possibly taking into account the new ranking feature and the age of
the recording. Then keep a thread sitting around waiting for the main video
store to need cleaning. Cleaning time would be determined by when the video
store had only X MBs free and a minimum number of "delete eligible" shows
would be freed to keep the balance.
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