Feature #1087: DVR Improvements
Add a "Number of recordings to keep" attribute for autorecs
[This feature is probably part of a larger "Keep until..." attribute which would apply to every recording.]
I have some daily shows scheduled as "autorecs" (e.g. news related shows). I would very much like tvHeadend to only keep a given number of recordings (e.g. 3). Currently, since my log retention time equals to 30 days, about 30 of these shows are kept.
This means that when a new recording is complete, TvHeadend would check if the total number of recordings of this show exceeds this given value.
This option is available in some other PVR programs, e.g. ForTheRecord Argus, MediaPortal TV Server, WMC.
A complementary move would be to ask for a feature in XBMC to group the recordings by name when displaying them.
#2 Updated by Daniel Eiteneuer over 4 years ago
There is already the option "DVR Log retention time (days)" available in the recording section. Maybe it is possible to delete the recording file, too. This way, you could also keep your recording folder clean.
By the way, what's the purpose of keeping the record file endlessly while tvheadend might have forgotten anything about it?
#6 Updated by Daniel Eiteneuer over 4 years ago
I would love an option as Mario has mentioned. If I save a new autorec, I don't want to ssh into the PC and rescript the clean up procedure. I think, tvheadend should handle the autocleaning of the records.
At some time in the future, one may implement an option such as "Number of recordings to keep". But for now, this should do it.