[mythtv-users] maxnewest | maxepisodes | autoexpire
John Patrick Poet
john at BlueSkyTours.com
Wed Aug 4 16:46:54 EDT 2004
On Wed, 4 Aug 2004, Chris Pinkham wrote:
> As the guy who added both the autoexpire and maxnewest/maxepisodes
> options, I'll say they function separately as intended.
Thanks Chris. I like the way it works.
> The code that
> handles the maxepisodes delete is inside the autoexpire thread, but that
> was done for ease of implementation. I have had it on my TODO for a long
> time to look at adding some sort of "UNdeletable" flag on a recording
> that could be turned on to mark an episode as undeletable. This flag
> would apply everywhere in Myth including auto-expire, maxepisodes, and
> the Watch Recordings and Delete screens. Here's how it would be handled:
> Auto-Expire -
> Auto-expire would ignore this recording when gathering the list of
> programs that can be expired (even if the auto-expire flag was set
> for the recording).
> MaxNewest/MaxEpisodes -
> If maxnewest and maxepisodes were set, then the code that deletes
> the oldest episode would delete the oldest episode that was deletable
> meaning the oldest episode that did not have the undeletable flag set.
> Watch Recordings/Delete screens -
> If the user tried to delete the recording, a popup would inform them
> that the recording was flagged as undeletable. The 'Delete' button
> would probably not be available on the menu, or it could be available,
> but would popup the "this recording is flagged as undeletable" dialog
> the same as if the user had hit the 'D' key.
When "auto expiring", would it make sense to sort by lowest priority first,
then age? I get the impression that it currently just checks age.
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