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Record to Specific Folders

This feature has been requested before, but since it's been marked as "Planned" for 5 years, I figured I would ask for it again.

I wouldn't think this feature would be that hard to implement. Instead of one folder that all recordings get dumped into, allow the user to specify a folder for each subscription/recording.

This makes it easier to sort the media AND keep PlayOn "aware" of the recordings. I use a third-party app (DropIt) to move the recordings, but since PlayOn no longer sees the files in the recordings folder, it reports that nothing has been recorded.

I'd appreciate it greatly if we could see this implemented in the near future. I.e. NOT 5 years+

Thanks!

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    Kevin Zemanek
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    Matt Tyree

    Wow, that's a very descriptive title for that thread. I wonder how I missed it. :-D

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    Kevin Zemanek

    Heh, fair enough.  I stumbled on it after reading your post by scrolling down and was curious about it based on the title (anything to improve subscriptions interests me).

    As a heavy user of Plex it would definitely make my media life easier if PlayLater would support recording to specific folders - so I upvoted your request.  :)

    Sorting all posts by votes showed something interesting.  It's pretty clear that MediaMall has abandoned engaging with this community.  Several requests that have been implemented are still marked as planned, no obvious recent responses from MediaMall on others, etc.  This is unfortunate as I think that their user community is a great source of ideas (beyond "Please add channel Fred").

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    Matt Tyree

    That's EXACTLY my reason for wanting this feature. I consume the media via Plex and it is hard to sort things in Plex when it's all in the same folder from PlayOn. DropIt works well to sort it into folders where I want them, but then I lose the ability to see what's been recorded (and whether it was successful, via notifications) in PlayOn. If PlayOn sorted natively, that's a complete game changer!

    That is very unfortunate that MediaMall isn't engaging in these threads. I did submit a support request via email first and asked them if this was possible. They said to post a feature request. I told them that feature had been asked for and marked as "Planned" 5 years ago.

    Seems like a pretty no-brainer feature to add. But, I suppose if you just use PlayOn to also view the content, then the folder structure under-the-hood doesn't really matter. :-/

    Thanks for the upvote!!! :-)

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    Kevin Zemanek

    One of the values of PlayOn for me vs. viewing recordings in Plex is using Ad-Skipper.  For a number of shows that I watch (all on The CW as it turns out) I have simply started watching them on the Plex Channels - which streams them without commercials.  Depending on what shows you are watching and how quickly that may be an option.  I realize it's not a solution for the specific request.

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    Matt Tyree

    I've barely looked at Plex Channels. Other than trying to find a way to do LiveTV via Plex before they introduced that feature.
    If Plex ever adds PlayOn style recording via web interface, PlayOn is in trouble. But, I think that treads a little too close to "questionable" territory for Plex.

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