Location of recordings

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Location of recordings

Postby nickk » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:46 pm

Windows:
The default directory for recordings is:
%PUBLIC%\Recorded TV\HDHomeRun\

To change this directory use regedit to modify the registry:
Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Silicondust\HDHomeRun\DVR
Name: RecordPath
Type: String
Value: <full path to desired directory for recordings>

After specifying or changing the RecordPath you will need to reboot the PC (or stop and restart the HDHomeRun RECORD service).

WARNING: do not run the RECORD service on Windows with RecordPath set to a shared network folder provided by another system. Doing so will appear to work but Windows has a resource limit relating to tracking sub-directories on network shares and it will fail in subtle ways once this threshold is reached.

Mac:
The default directory for recordings is:
/Users/HDHomeRun/

To change this directory edit /Users/HDHomeRun/hdhomerun.conf and change the RecordPath line.
The hdhomerun_record daemon and hdhomerun.conf MUST stay in /Users/HDHomeRun/.
After editing hdhomerun.conf you will need to reboot the Mac.

Linux:
To specify a path for recordings create a file hdomerun.conf and add a line:
RecordPath=<full path to desired directory for recordings>

The conf file can be specified when running hdhomerun_record by adding --conf <conf filename> to the command line. If not specified the record engine will check the current directory and /etc/hdhomerun.conf.

nickk
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Re: Location of recordings

Postby nickk » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:02 pm

Additional search paths:

Additional search paths can be added by setting RecordPath to:
<record path>;<additional search path>;<...>

The first path provided will be used for storing new recordings and locating existing recordings.
Additional search paths will be used to locate additional recordings.

(Requires HDHomeRun RECORD 20160617atest1 and newer).


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