Feature #187

Feature #1087: DVR Improvements

Purge recordings

Added by Menco Bolt - over 12 years ago. Updated about 10 years ago.

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It would be nice if the recordings wouldn't be purged based on their age, but on their status (watched, not watched, watched-keep).



Updated by Hein Rigolo over 12 years ago

Recordings are not purged at the moment. The entries from the schedule tab are removed after x days (configurable via the DVR config page). The actual recordings remain available in the recordings directory. And because you do not watch the recordings via Tvheadend there is no way for Tvheadend to know if it has been watched or not.


Updated by Menco Bolt - over 12 years ago

That's why I also requested to view the recordings via tvheadend. Then it would be possible to know when it's played and by who.
I think it's a minumum to compete with mythtv-backend. A database shouldn't be the problem, sqllite should do the trick...


Updated by Andreas Smas over 11 years ago

  • Category changed from General to PVR / DVR

Updated by Paul Nolan over 11 years ago

IMHO we need several purge policies including date and watch status. It would also be good to specify the number of episodes to keep so that the last x number of episodes are always available. This type of purging should be invoked post recording and at least once per day. In addition purging should occur prior to recordings starting when there is not enough space available. This should consider the recordings age and priority. I would suggest that recordings with higher priorities should not be removed to accommodate recordings of a lower priority. Once you start to get your head around it purging is quite a complex subject!


Updated by Andreas Smas over 11 years ago

Some thoughts on this subject has already been jotted down here:


Updated by Adam Sutton about 10 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected
  • Target version deleted (3.0)
  • Parent task set to #1087

I'll cover this as part of general DVR updates, when I get a chance.

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