Automatic Deletion of HDHomeRun DVR Recordings

Help and support for HDHomeRun DVR and HDHomeRun software for Windows 10, Mac, Android, XBox, etc.
kenchills
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Re: Automatic Deletion of HDHomeRun DVR Recordings

Post by kenchills »

Yes, this!
I have always wanted this auto-delete/recording space management feature for the HomeRun DVR.
I could never understand why this was not included from the beginning.
Every month or so I have to manually go through the recordings and delete old episodes.
Since I use a PC as DVR, I just go in through the file explorer and do mass deletes.

Robsonline
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Post by Robsonline »

Yes, please add this feature! Your DVR is the most stable one I have used; however, lacking this basic feature keeps me using a competing product. It is very frustrating as the other DVR is not as reliable, but it does give me the ability to record news or daily reporting shows that if I decide to watch, I can; however, on subsequent recordings, I want them deleted even if they have not been watched. If would be fantastic if I could go back to just one DVR solution instead of having to rely on multiple because no one solution works for me. Thank you for your hard work on this!

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Post by nickk »

Out of interest, how much disk space do you have for DVR use?

Personally I just let everything record, I don't delete anything.

A-TV-viewer
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Re: Automatic Deletion of HDHomeRun DVR Recordings

Post by A-TV-viewer »

nickk wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:58 am Out of interest, how much disk space do you have for DVR use?

Personally I just let everything record, I don't delete anything.
Hi Nick, the space is not necessarily the problem. Deleting shows that have limited value after some time period, such as, the weather, or local news is just a waste of time. Having the ability to select the maximum number of episodes to keep on a first-in-first-out basis would be great. Also, the option to store for X days. ;)

PS has anyone else noticed the delete program bug? If you go to the oldest recording in a list and delete it, HDHomeRun jumps to the new second oldest recording and not the new oldest. If you delete within the list it behaves as expected.

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Re: Automatic Deletion of HDHomeRun DVR Recordings

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A-TV-viewer wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:48 pm
nickk wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:58 am Out of interest, how much disk space do you have for DVR use?

Personally I just let everything record, I don't delete anything.
PS has anyone else noticed the delete program bug? If you go to the oldest recording in a list and delete it, HDHomeRun jumps to the new second oldest recording and not the new oldest. If you delete within the list it behaves as expected.
I just tested it with an old episode of Jimmy Kimmel and the oldest copy was able to delete. What platform/OS did you see this on? It might be a platform specific issue.

rkkeller
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Post by rkkeller »

I would like this feature too. It is on every other DVR I have used and surprised it is not there.

I am not saying this next parts to sound badly, but I really think whoever designs this software might not be a cord cutter or really watch a lot of TV. Many many basic features on every other DVR, are missing. It is like whoever never used a DVR before and then put in charge of designing it. :D Another example is full screen guide? Who thought of that, certainly not a long time DVR user, as the guide is one of the single most important things. It was one of the very first things I looked for.

I been using TiVo's over 20 years now and I watch NOTHING live, I even record the 6pm news. I do not need unlimited episodes of the news and many other shows. I only need to keep 1 or 2 of 95% of what I record.

I think SD needs to separate the "mass storage" people who save countless hours of anything and the people that are more selective and only want to keep a few things.

Karter
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Post by Karter »

I say ''YES'' to this....
Even though, I doubt I would ever use it

A-TV-viewer
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Re: Automatic Deletion of HDHomeRun DVR Recordings

Post by A-TV-viewer »

NedS wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:22 pm
A-TV-viewer wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:48 pm
nickk wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:58 am Out of interest, how much disk space do you have for DVR use?

Personally I just let everything record, I don't delete anything.
PS has anyone else noticed the delete program bug? If you go to the oldest recording in a list and delete it, HDHomeRun jumps to the new second oldest recording and not the new oldest. If you delete within the list it behaves as expected.
I just tested it with an old episode of Jimmy Kimmel and the oldest copy was able to delete. What platform/OS did you see this on? It might be a platform specific issue.
I have two fire-TV sticks a gen1 and 4k, Windows 10, and iPad. I've have repeated the exercise on all of them tonight with the same response. I'll break down the steps
  • On the "Recorded" screen open a series with multiple recordings
  • Scroll down / select the recording at the bottom of the list (the last item is now highlighted blue)
  • Select the trashcan to delete the recording
  • (The list color changes to red) select delete (The recording is removed from the list)
  • I would expect the new highlighted recording to be the last item in the list but on all my systems the HDHomeRun app highlights the recording one up from the last recording.

NedS
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Re: Automatic Deletion of HDHomeRun DVR Recordings

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A-TV-viewer wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:12 pm I have two fire-TV sticks a gen1 and 4k, Windows 10, and iPad. I've have repeated the exercise on all of them tonight with the same response. I'll break down the steps
  • On the "Recorded" screen open a series with multiple recordings
  • Scroll down / select the recording at the bottom of the list (the last item is now highlighted blue)
  • Select the trashcan to delete the recording
  • (The list color changes to red) select delete (The recording is removed from the list)
  • I would expect the new highlighted recording to be the last item in the list but on all my systems the HDHomeRun app highlights the recording one up from the last recording.
We see it now, will report it to the dev team.

joefr
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Post by joefr »

NedS wrote: Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:53 pm No firm plans at the moment, but I would love to hear if more users feel this would be a valuable feature. There are certain situations that make a lot of sense for automatic deletion, such as the daily news.
Wanted to add my vote for this feature as well. Just a simple setting that would keep "X" number of recordings and then delete the oldest. Similar to how Media Center worked.

ColdFeet49
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Post by ColdFeet49 »

+1

Long time Tivo user. Management of recordings feels like I've jumped from The Jetsons to The Flintstones.

titantractor271
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Post by titantractor271 »

I use my HDHomeRun SCRIBE QUATRO to capture the local news and get a selection of shows (like Americas Funnies Home Videos). I only like to keep the last 1 or 2 episodes. My DVR after a week in use is at 25% storage and I'd like to avoid running out of space. Is there an API which I can download my recording list, build a list of what I want to delete and then an API to send delete messages to the DVR? Until a feature to limit recordings is available?

titantractor271
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titantractor271 wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:03 am I use my HDHomeRun SCRIBE QUATRO to capture the local news and get a selection of shows (like Americas Funnies Home Videos). I only like to keep the last 1 or 2 episodes. My DVR after a week in use is at 25% storage and I'd like to avoid running out of space. Is there an API which I can download my recording list, build a list of what I want to delete and then an API to send delete messages to the DVR? Until a feature to limit recordings is available?
Since I posted above, I found the post link below which provides a python script. That worked exactly how I needed. I was able to add my news shows and run the script to trim my DVR usage. Thank you!

viewtopic.php?f=125&t=74761

kspratt
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Re: Automatic Deletion of HDHomeRun DVR Recordings

Post by kspratt »

I also totally agree this should be a feature. I was going crazy looking for it because I just assumed it existed like other DVR applications.

marks
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Re: Automatic Deletion of HDHomeRun DVR Recordings

Post by marks »

Yes, I would be interested in an auto delete since I often manually delete episodes of the news or if there was a way to delete a range of episodes so I do not need to delete them one by one.
However, the auto delete function is a much lower priority request for me than things like DRM recording ability or setting up recordings in the HDHR app from the Apple TV.

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