[vdr] Re: a little delete recordings doubt

Christian c.v at nexgo.de
Sat Dec 3 18:39:51 CET 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Leo Márquez" <leo at calidae.net>
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2005 4:49 PM
Subject: [vdr] a little delete recordings doubt

> When I delete recordings via osd or vdradmin the time remaining
> are not  updated.


just recognized that post (a little late I guess...). I was also irritated by this behaviour first, but am happy with the delayed physical deletion of the recordings. So some time ago, I've done a small patch against vdr-1.3.12 to take into account the *.del files in the directory structure while calculating the free space, instead of "forcing an update" by deleting them. 

Since then, I usually spend more time with my girlfriend or watching TV, so I've probably missed the latest VDR developments. But if you like, you might want to try applying the patch to the current VDR version. Good luck!

Here's the original post:

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christian Vogt"
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 6:49 PM
Subject: [vdr] [PATCH] Calculating free disk space in VDR

> Hi all,
> I've adapted my little free space patch to vdr-1.3.12. It is named
> "vdr-1.3.12FreeSpace.diff" and can be found at
> http://home.arcor.de/c.v/vdr/patch
> The difference to vdr's normal behaviour is just that the amount of
> diskspace occupied by *.del recordings is taken into account in the headline
> of the main menu. Thus, when you delete recordings and go back to main menu,
> you'll immediately see the gain in free disk space even if the recording has
> not been physically deleted yet.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Patrick Cernko"
> > I still remember those people with large video-dirs
> > having to increase the watchdog timeout ever and ever
> > again as the find command for the recordings scan
> > took longer and longer. Now that Klaus finally got
> > rid of it (@Klaus: thanks very much for that!), we
> > should not get into the same trouble again.
> >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "Christian Vogt"
> > > 
> > > Well, I did not use any external call for this, but surely scanning the
> > > recording directory(s) every time the main menu is opened. So I got your
> > > point and totally agree.
> > > 
> > > Thus, I've made it a config option as suggested (with the default set to
> > > "traditional" behaviour). The updated patch can be found here:
> > > 
> > > http://home.arcor.de/c.v/vdr/patch/vdr-1.3.12FreeSpaceConfig.diff
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Regards,
> > > Christian

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