[mythtv-users] Max number of recordings - unexpected episode deletions

Jim Reith reith at racores.com
Tue Aug 9 17:49:37 UTC 2005


At 12:27 PM 8/9/2005, you wrote:
>On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 06:56:47AM -0400, Timothy G. Schaefer wrote:
> > The real issue is with it set to "stop recording when at max
> recordings" it
> > would occasionally record back to back episodes, go over the limit, then
> > delete to get back within the limit. With it leaving them in the database
> > as seen, it's going to make my goal of seeing all 600 episodes of cops
> hard
>
>This is *also* within your control.  Navigate to "Utilities/Setup",
>"Setup", "TV Settings", "General" and go to the third page.  Set the
>check-box for "Re-record programs which have automagically expired".
>It's too late for the stuff you've already lost, but there's another
>menu page where you can erase the "already seen" records for episodes
>manually.
>
>I can understand why you're having problems finding these setup
>options.  MythTV is great software but the menu system is is hopelessly
>disorganized.  You should probably take some time to look everywhere in
>the menus.  You'll not be able to remember where everything is, but at
>least you'll know that options exist so you can search for them when
>you need them.

I agree about the menu system. It might make sense to revamp this at some
point or have a shadow set of menus where the settings for everything is
reorganized into a more memorable layout. Too bad we can't have something
like a tree control expansion so we could at least see the true hierarchy





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