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Digital Video Recorder configuration

This tab is used to configure operation of the Digital Video Recorder. It is not used for scheduling or administration of individual recordings.

Changes to any of these settings must be confirmed by pressing the 'Save configuration' button before taking effect.

Configuration options:

Recording system path
Path to where Tvheadend will write recorded events. If components of the path does not exist, Tvheadend will try to create them.

DVR Log retention time (days)
Time that Tvheadend will keep information about the recording in its internal database. Notice that the actual recorded file will not be deleted when the log entry is deleted.

Make sub-directories per day
If checked, Tvheadend will create a new directory per day in the recording system path. Only days when anything is recorded will be created. The format of the directory will be 'YYYY-MM-DD' (ISO standard)

Make sub-directories per channel
If checked, Tvheadend will create a directory per channel when storing events. If both this and the 'directory per day' checkbox is enabled, the date-directory will be parent to the per-channel directory.

Make sub-directories per title
If checked, Tvheadend will create a directory per title when storing events. If the day/channel directory checkboxes are also enabled, those directories will be parents of this directory.

Include channel name in title
If checked, Tvheadend will include the name of the channel in the event title. This applies to both the titled stored in the file and to the file name itself.

Include date in title
If checked, Tvheadend will include the date for the recording in the event title. This applies to both the titled stored in the file and to the file name itself.

Include time in title
If checked, Tvheadend will include the time for the recording in the event title. This applies to both the titled stored in the file and to the file name itself.

Include episode in title
If checked, Tvheadend will include the season and episode in the title (if such info is available).

Post-processor command
Command to run after finishing a recording. The command will be run in background and is executed even if a recording is aborted or an error occurred. Use the %e error formatting string to check for errors, the error string is empty if recording finished successfully.

Support format strings:

Format Description Example
%f Full path to recording /home/user/Videos/News.mkv
%b Basename of recording News.mkv
%c Channel name BBC world
%C Who created this recording user
%t Program title News
%d Program description News and stories...
%e Error message Aborted by user
%S Start time stamp of recording, UNIX epoch 1224421200
%E Stop time stamp of recording, UNIX epoch 1224426600

Example usage: /path/to/ffmpeg -i %f -vcodec libx264 -acodec copy "/path/with white space/%b"
You need to use quotes or escape white spaces if you want white spaces in an argument.

Updated over 8 years ago by Christoffer Bergkvist.

Updated by Christoffer Bergkvist over 8 years ago · 1 revisions