Media Center Recorded Files


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BeeJ

Where in MC do I set the value that MC uses to decide if it is going to
delete recorded files?
I have over 200G available and MC says it has to delete some files
(because it is running out of space or what?). That is stupid.
Also, I have several HDs hooked up and MC does not seem to be able to
figure out that there is still more space available.
So I have to manually copy some files. MC should be taking care of all
of that.
 
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Paul

BeeJ said:
Where in MC do I set the value that MC uses to decide if it is going to
delete recorded files?
I have over 200G available and MC says it has to delete some files
(because it is running out of space or what?). That is stupid.
Also, I have several HDs hooked up and MC does not seem to be able to
figure out that there is still more space available.
So I have to manually copy some files. MC should be taking care of all
of that.
I'm not sure this will answer your question, but there's a
GUI thing with a slider for controlling storage space.

"Managing recorded TV shows in Windows Media Center: frequently asked questions"

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...ndows-Media-Center-frequently-asked-questions

http://res2.windows.microsoft.com/r...n/db07c8ef-9ea7-4ceb-84b3-a6657917d69f_14.png

"Windows Media Center will not automatically delete recorded programs
to create available disk space unless you select *Until space needed*
in the recording defaults, or from a show's Program Info screen. You
might need to manually delete some recorded content to create some
free disk space for new shows."

"To find out how many hours of recorded TV content can fit on your
computer, do the following:

1. On the start screen, scroll to Tasks, click settings, click TV,
click Recorder, and then click Recorder Storage.
2. Under Record on drive, click the - or + button to select a drive.
Windows Media Center automatically displays available storage
in both gigabytes (GB) and recording time available. For example,
on drive C, Windows Media Center shows 100 GB, which is more than
70 hours of available recording time.
"

HTH,
Pau;
 
W

...winston

Media Center allows the user to setup folders to be monitored, add folders or remove folders.
- if the content is not present in a monitored folder it needs to be added
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Add-media-files-to-Windows-Media-Center

Folders monitored or added become part of the Music Library.
See MSFT's article on working with libraries for additional info.
- http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Working-with-libraries


i.e. Manage your media files from Libraries in Windows Explorer and configure MC to monitor the folder


If you're recording TV...by default all recorded content is 'keep until I delete' requiring manual configuration or defined in a
series recording. MC will delete content as needed (and, abide by the 'keep until' settings allow) to make space for a new
recording.



--
....winston
msft mvp mail


"BeeJ" wrote in message
Where in MC do I set the value that MC uses to decide if it is going to
delete recorded files?
I have over 200G available and MC says it has to delete some files
(because it is running out of space or what?). That is stupid.
Also, I have several HDs hooked up and MC does not seem to be able to
figure out that there is still more space available.
So I have to manually copy some files. MC should be taking care of all
of that.
 
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Mortimer

BeeJ said:
Where in MC do I set the value that MC uses to decide if it is going to
delete recorded files?
I have over 200G available and MC says it has to delete some files
(because it is running out of space or what?). That is stupid.
Also, I have several HDs hooked up and MC does not seem to be able to
figure out that there is still more space available.
So I have to manually copy some files. MC should be taking care of all of
that.

I'm not sure if there is a way to tell Media Centre to use those additional
disks as overflow area for recordings. You can tell it which folders
(plural) to display as your library, but I think it will still try to write
to your nominated Recorded TV folder ("c:\users\<user>\Recorded TV", by
default).

I have one drive that I use as the initial repository for recorded
programmes - I've configured it to be on a separate drive. I then use
VideoRedo to top-and-tail recordings and remove commercials, saving the
result onto a second drive for my archive library. Programmes that I won't
want to keep but I'm just timeshifting tend to stay on the Recorded TV drive
till I've watched them and deleted them.

It may be possible to define the additional drives by mounting them into
subfolders below the defined Recorded TV folder, using the Command Prompt
"mount" command. I might do that when I get another new drive: I have a
folder structure l:\library with two folders TV and Films below there. When
my L drive becomes full I'll get an extra drive M, move the Films folder to
it and then mount M:\Films as L:\Films so it still logically looks as if
it's on the L drive.
 
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BeeJ

Paul was thinking very hard :
I'm not sure this will answer your question, but there's a
GUI thing with a slider for controlling storage space.

"Managing recorded TV shows in Windows Media Center: frequently asked
questions"

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...ndows-Media-Center-frequently-asked-questions


http://res2.windows.microsoft.com/r...n/db07c8ef-9ea7-4ceb-84b3-a6657917d69f_14.png

"Windows Media Center will not automatically delete recorded programs
to create available disk space unless you select *Until space needed*
in the recording defaults, or from a show's Program Info screen. You
might need to manually delete some recorded content to create some
free disk space for new shows."

"To find out how many hours of recorded TV content can fit on your
computer, do the following:

1. On the start screen, scroll to Tasks, click settings, click TV,
click Recorder, and then click Recorder Storage.
2. Under Record on drive, click the - or + button to select a drive.
Windows Media Center automatically displays available storage
in both gigabytes (GB) and recording time available. For example,
on drive C, Windows Media Center shows 100 GB, which is more than
70 hours of available recording time.
"

HTH,
Pau;
Tanks. All I need to try to fix all the problems is right under that
section.
 

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