[mythtv-users] Question about the LiveTV buffer location

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Aug 30 20:55:57 UTC 2007


On Aug 30, 2007, at 1:52 PM, Michael Sutherland wrote:

> I'm having a problem trying to find and change the location of where
> the livetv buffer is in mythtv.  I've done some searching and can't
> seem to find anything relevant.  I did see a reference to /var/cache/
> mythtv/ but when watching livetv I am not seeing any files in this
> directory.
>
> My concern is that this now shares the same location as the
> recordings directory.  Which for me, is on a remote file server.  I
> would much rather have the livetv caching done locally per mythtv box.
>
> I remember there used to be an entry for it in the setup menu, but I
> no longer see this.  Is there a settings menu I'm missing or command
> line switch I can use to control where the livetv buffer is?  Does
> anyone have any ideas?
>
> -Mike

If you're running a recent version (within the last few months) there  
is an option in mythtv-setup to choose different storage locations.  
One of the storage groups is LiveTV. Put it wherever you like.


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