View Full Version : Record Folder
06-06-2004, 02:25 PM
I have two 40GB drives in my Beyond TV box. Right now, when the Record Folder on the first drive fills up it starts deleting shows for more space while another 40GB of space free exists on the other drive.
I'm wondering if there is a way to tell Beyond TV to automatically record movies to the Record Folder on the first drive and then switch over to the Record Folder on the second drive once the first fills up then start deleting show if necessary.
I know I can manually specify which shows should record into which folders, however, I don't want to have to manage that. I would like it to just see it as 80GB of space available.
06-06-2004, 03:11 PM
No BTV does not have that capability. I believe, if your running XP or 2000, you can create a directory that uses space from both drives. Beyond that, you need to create a folder on both drives and split between the two.
06-06-2004, 05:02 PM
That sounds like a good option... I'm running XP. How do I create a folder that uses disk space from two drives?
06-06-2004, 09:21 PM
As I said I believe you can do it. I have not done this myself, so you will have to do some research, or perhaps someone here that is familiar with it can help you.
06-06-2004, 10:35 PM
if they are the same drives why not just throw in a raid card? It'll be faster and 1 disk.
06-07-2004, 05:03 AM
Do you do showsqueeze at all? if you are have the finnished products go to the second drive while recording to first. RAID is a waste of time. Enough on that. Before ya wasted money on a RAID card Id tell you to get the maxtor 200 gig drive for 100 at circuit city.
06-07-2004, 05:06 AM
oh ya, to do what he suggusted i THINK you have to reformat that second drive, when you do that right click on my computer, go to manage. Then disk management. Delete the partion from here and then choose to create partition. Instead of assigning a drive letter MOUNT it as a folder in another drive/folder. Make that inside C:\snapstream or whatever its called. Now make the default location this area. If done right you should get about 75 gigs of space in t hat folder. Its 7am, ive not slept yet and i might be off on details here but basically you want to mount a drive as a folder, not assign it a drive letter. Your only going to have one hard drive show up in my computer now.
06-07-2004, 07:01 AM
Thanks guys. I like the idea of simply buying more HD space than trying to install a RAID card. Plus I've got a drive bay for my secondary HD that would allow me to swap it if I ever do get another HD.
I've never used ShowSqueeze before... does converting them to AVI take away your ability to automatically skip ahead 30 seconds or though the entire marked commercial?
What about recording directly to AVI instead of to MPEG-2 first? I've got a PVR250 and I belive that encodes directly to MPEG-2 so would that not work?
06-07-2004, 08:46 AM
Showsqueeze converts to WMV. There is a DIVX plugin, but it depends on when you bought BTV as to whether that will work or not. There was a licsencing issue with DIVX. So they are basically dropping the support from within BTV. You can get other thrid party apps that can do that, however.
If you have a PVR250 it can only record to MPEG, it has to be converted after the recording completes.
vBulletin® v3.8.4, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.