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Old Jul 16th, 2011
brodricj brodricj is offline
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Default "Putting out the trash"

Faced with a 99% full system and not wanting to marry my invalidated spare 1TB disc to the system, to free up capacity I've been deleting DVD versions of BR titles I have been importing since I bought the MDV. I'd rather not delete them because I still have a MP2, but I'll just persist until the 3TB's come out and then make the upgrade.
Which leads me to an interesting finding, I hadn't read about this before in the forum or elsewhere. I imported Amadeus Directors Cut on BR the other day, but before I could do that I needed to move both Amadeus DVD versions to the trash. I watched the movie last night, and the transfer is absolute rubbish. The DVD version looks and sounds much better than the BR version, so much so that I decided to delete it and move the DVD versions back into the Collection. Unfortunately the Directors Cut DVD version was no longer in the trash, it had obviously been consumed to fit the BR version. But the shorter DVD version was still in the trash, so I "un-trashed it". I then went to watch this movie but found only half of it was there! It seems that when the system is freeing up disc space it nibbles away at a title in the trash chapter by chapter until it's all gone, then it starts to nibble away at the next title, and so on. Rather than just delete the whole movie from the outset and dump it from the trash collection.
So now I'll need to re-import the DVD version via my MP2, which is no big deal, just wish I could drop a new 3TB file system into my server! Anyway, that's the discovery I thought I'd share....
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Old Jul 16th, 2011
JDS JDS is offline
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Interesting observation. I would have thought a warning indication may have been given before content is deleted automatically even if it is in the trash.

I am heading towards 99% myself. I expect a lot of owners are only importing selectively whilst waiting for the arrival of larger drive sizes.
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Old Jul 17th, 2011
JerryL JerryL is offline
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Theres no warning when it deletes files automatically from the trash.
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Old Sep 22nd, 2011
Panamar Panamar is offline
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Agree... think I'm at the 95% mark already! But have yet to delete the sd-dvd versions (even some discs I have put on twice in sd-dvd format but the ksystem didn't pick up on it as they were R1 & R2!

And ofcourse, there are some BD's I totally regret buying like 'Battle of LA' which I must remove, delete and use as a coaster! (fortuneatley not got too many of those ).


Ps. Sim2 have a new 2.35.1 projector!! This is the start of something very very good indeed!!
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