[mythtv-users] How to stop always recording my live TV
myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Jun 6 14:19:37 UTC 2007
On Jun 6, 2007, at 7:08 AM, Michelle Dupuis wrote:
> I'm new to myth, and love clicking through different channels as I
> watch tv. I just discovered that myth has recorded several seconds
> of every live tv channel I switched to. This makes it impossible
> to view the recordings I really want.
> My questions are:
> 1. Why is myth recording everything I watch on Live TV? (Is this
> part of the live tv pausing feature)?
Funny, that question is word-for-word answered in the Frequently
Asked Questions. :)
> 2. Is there a way to tell MythTV to delete the last recording as
> soon as I change channels?
This is answered shortly after the above question on the same page
but it doesn't mention that LiveTV recordings that are very short (I
think under 2 minutes?) will be expired immediately. All other LiveTV
recordings are expired according to your settings (default is after 1
day, I believe). You cannot specify a shorter time than 1 day to
expire these. However, they will expire before any other program
should you need room for other recordings/LiveTV. You also have the
option of changing your Group Filter on the Watch Recordings screen
to LiveTV and deleting them manually there - but there's no reason to
manage your LiveTV recordings manually. Myth will handle it so don't
stress about it. In fact, the developers have put a lot of thought
into how to handle LiveTV recordings so you don't have to.
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