furransu wrote:my guess is the storage space is full, and that's what might have been causing the empty files.
and the only solution might be to remove old files.
global total of all srt files is ~500MB; the hoster says: "1500MB Disk Space".
if it's actually: "out-of-space" that would raise some serious questions about the 1500MB claim. but it might also be that the alotted inodes (~# of files that can be stored) has a limit...
anyhow, to avoid removing files: if finished shows are packed into archives like rar or 7z(can handle utf8 dir-/filenames and is free on linux) that would save space/inodes and keep them available
or insert them all into the offered mysql-db. Not the standard way to host files, but who cares as long as its working, right?
furransu, thanks for keeping us updated, please convey my gratitude to the jpsubbers. (PM if help is needed to do the changes)