[mythtv] Great work plus a request/suggestion

DanM dan at milkcarton.com
Fri May 2 12:39:16 EDT 2003

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Dave, I've been doing some digging on this, because Zap2It.com (Where 
XMLTV scrapes its data from) doesn't contain a rating of any kind (That 
I could find) that limits this a bit.  About the best that can be done 
(Unless anyone else has some ideas), is a config screen where you set 
the categories (Children's, Talk, Cooking, Comedy, Reality, etc etc) 
that require parental permission.  Then when the user tries to watch a 
show/recording if its on the restricted list, they get prompted.

How does this sound?

- -dan

DanM wrote:

| Dave, I've been thinking about writing something like this as well.  
I'm still in the planning stages of how all this is going to be pulled 
together and what not and where all the parental password will be 
required.  If you'd like to brain storm on this, feel free to email me 
personally or we could always spam the list :-)
| -dan
| phlegm at rogers.com wrote:
| |First of all I have to say GREAT WORK to all of the developers who 
have made Mythtv so amazing. It's pretty much the only way I watch TV 
nowadays. You guys (girls) have truly outdone yourselves and deserve 
much praise. Myth Rocks!!
| |
| |Now for a request/suggestion. Would it be possible to put in some 
sort of password/parental control type mechanism? My kids watch Sponge 
Bob every day. OK I do too.....  but I also record all sorts of crap 
that I definately don't want them seeing. While I am very comfortable in 
Linux (AIX sysadmin by trade) I'm not a programmer in the least. 
Otherwise I would attempt it myself.
| |
| |Another suggestion that would be handy would to be able to use my 
wireless wingman to move around the menus. It works fine in the Mame 
games but it would be handy to use it in myth as well since I don't have 
any IR.
| |
| |Currently running this on Intel 2.4 desktop and it works great but 
I'm awaiting the day when I can build a mini ITX board into my old Denon 
CD player and have this truly dedicated to only the TV.
| |
| |Again Nice work people and please keep it up.
| |
| |Dave
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