I don't know how it works, at the end of the day - I did not know they were even symlinks links to be honest./media is on a temporary filesystem in RAM. It (obviously) goes away when you switch off or reboot, so storing stuff there is a non-starter.
The symlinks therein get recreated at startup.
You need to store stuff under /mnt/hd2 to get it on disk rather than in memory.
This seems beyond your skill level from what you've said.
The GUI is quite dumb and has not been coded to take account of all the special cases such as creating folders in /mediaits just that its not clear from the gui that it was a limitation of the box
Or, indeed, on a USB-connected drive.you mustn't run most utilities like Decrypt, Crop against programmes in the [FlatView] folder
I understood you completely, I did not take it personally. Just pointing out that in this case, it was reasonable to 'assume it would work' given that no one should ever assume anything - lolThat's a whoosh (the sound something makes when flying over somebody's head).
It was not mean to imply you in particular are in that exact category, it was a general observation.
I think this is too complex to be worth attempting,So suppose that there was a "Download from Catch-up Service" buttton on the programme information pop-up (from WebIf EPG, eg) alongside "Record Programme/Series". Seems like that could save some effort. How might it work if it was wanted?