[mythtv-users] maxnewest | maxepisodes | autoexpire
tsj at mikrov.dk
Wed Aug 4 10:03:57 EDT 2004
If used med maxepisodes, like "the Simpsons", I could easiely imagine
seeing the greatest episode ever, and wanting to keep it around, to show
to others, or view again - if a user actively marks something not to be
deleted, it should simply not be deleted!!
Just my 5 cents.
On Wednesday 04 August 2004 08:37, Chris Strom wrote:
> If I remove the autoexpire flag from a recording, shouldn't that
> prevent it from being expired, regardless of the expiration mechanism?
> When a recording schedule has maxnewest (`Record new and expire old?'
> in MythWeb) set to `1' and the maxepisodes limit is reached for that
> schedule, myth currently expires the oldest recording, regardless of
> the autoexpire flag. I expected it to expire the oldest recording
> *with autoexpire set*.
Then you'd be expecting incorrectly :-)
> Is there a reason for not honoring autoexpire in this case?
Yes. Autoexpire and maxnewest/maxepisodes are not related. Autoexpire
is a mechanism to indicate which shows *may* be deleted if available
disk space falls below the threshold you set. Maxnewest/maxepisodes is
a mechanism to make sure that Myth will *never* save more than N
episodes of a program, regardless of disk space.
Think of it like this: I set autoexpire on 'unimportant' things that I
record, where I don't care if they get deleted to free up disk space for
other things I want to record.
I set 'maxnewest/maxepisodes' for things like 'The Simpsons' or 'ST:TNG'
that are on several times a day, so my 'Watch Recordings' list doesn't
get cluttered up with more episodes than I can realistically watch. I
like to have a couple of episodes always hanging around for when I'm in
the mood, but I'm not really concerned with catching *every* re-run.
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