[TV] New Feature Request (I think)

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  1. argypak

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    Option to Move Recorded TV files to secondary location:


    Hi all,

    Have been using Mediaportal for a while and am very happy with the product.
    Good Work!!

    I just thought of something which would I think be a good feature in media portal.



    There are a couple of versions of this, but fundementally its the same thing.

    I would like to see an option in MediaPortal that allows for recorded tv to be moved to a different location.
    This location would be setup during the install and the move would happen in the background a bit like the download option in Online Videos

    This would help keep the recorded tv levels down and avoid the risk of running out of space.
    It could also be implemented as part of the disk quota option.
    When the hard drive gets a bit low, MediaPortal will prompt you to delete or move the recorded tv to a secondary location to make room

    What does everyone think?
    Is this even possible?





    Thanks

    Argy
     
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    there is a file manager plugin which is quite old now that shows 2 directories ( like an FTP client )

    only problem is u are stuck waiting for a file to copy and cant do anything else at the same time

    u could set a windows directory to "sync" with another folder on your HDD or network but i dont suppose it would help with file space in the way you want

    i myself like moving recordings to a USB stick so i can watch them later / elsewhere ..this sound like a great idea

    perhaps a "Copy To.." option in a context menu in MY TV - Recordings or something would be great!
     
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    The goal here would be to automate a process that is currently manual.
    MediaPortal should be able to achieve all its functionality without having to manually perform tasks outside of the MediaPortal shell.

    Just me two cents worth. :D
     
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    I'd really like this too. I plan to replace the hard drive in my HTPC with a SSD which will be much smaller and won't have much room for recorded TV, but my idea is to move recorded TV programs to my server. If this was somehow automated/built-in it would be really useful.
     
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    jonm, why not just have the recordings folder set to a share on the server?

    Leave the timeshift folder on the internal drive as that is more reliant on access times.
     
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    hi funkstar, I would do that but the server's not on all the time and I'd have to wake it every time I wanted to record or watch a recording.
     
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    The point I'm trying to make is that some of us like to archive what we record on TV rather than just deleting it.
    If there is the option to move recordings from a finite drive (you can make it as big as you want but it will fill up) then it makes managing the process a lot easier.

    - Argy
     
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    I think this is a good idea, i'll look into it's feasibility soon :)
     
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    Thanks!

    I also wonder whether the moved content dould still be availalbe as recorded tv?

    Anyway, thanks again
     
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    Did the "archived TV recordings" feature ever make it into the product? I miss this feature from SageTV - I archived a ton of childrens' TV shows for my daughter which made them safe from being deleted.
     
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