[mythtv-commits] Ticket #3480: Automatic Recording Group Playback

MythTV mythtv at cvs.mythtv.org
Sun May 20 17:04:21 UTC 2007

#3480: Automatic Recording Group Playback
 Reporter:  anonymous    |       Owner:  ijr       
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new       
 Priority:  minor        |   Milestone:  unknown   
Component:  mythtv       |     Version:  0.20-fixes
 Severity:  medium       |  
 I record my recordings to several Recording Groups. A Recording Group for
 my 3 year old son contains many recording from 5-10 minutes long and about
 10-15 recordings a day. The series are constraint to allow a maximum of 2
 recordings, overwriting older ones. My son looks 4 times a day for about
 20 minutes to an hour. Making several playlists a day is tedious job.

 The existing Menu-option "Add this Group to Playlist" at the Recording
 Group is in my Opinion a useless option, as I don't think someone wil
 select all recordings starting always with the oldest ones.

 What I would like is something what I named "Automatic Recording Group
 The user can pick a recording from a recording group, which is configured
 for "Automatic Playlist Playback". After the playback finishes a bookmark
 is set (see my sidenote below) and the next recording (newer date or
 respecting the defined sorting) is automatically shown.
 The bookmark functions like a marker identifying the user which recordings
 have been seen and the user can use to start a new playback session.

 mythtv lacks an Icon identifying a recording has been seen. The bookmark
 can be used for it, after the recording finishes, instead of not setting a
 bookmark, it could (should) set a bookmark on the first frame.

 Alternative to the existing "Menu - Recording List Menu - Add this
 recording to Playlist" a new option "Add this and newer recordings to
 Playlist" could be presented to the user. Afterwards the user needs to
 "only" select the "Menu - Recording List Menu - Playlist options" and
 A further alternative which is much easier as the previous one would be an
 Option in the "Recording List Menu": "Play this and newer Recordings".

 One of the alternatives would help be a lot, so I like to hear from you
 what your thoughts about this are.

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/3480>
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