[mythtv] Suggestion

Gary Franczyk gary at de-scribe.com
Fri Apr 9 11:02:20 EDT 2004

Hello.. I have a suggestion that I thought of after reading today's article
on slashdot.  They are talking about a DVD player that automatically edits
out "bad" parts of DVDs.  It apparently has a database of 500 movies and it
knows which parts to skip.

It would be cool to automatically edit out the naughty bits of DVDs and tv
shows for kids.  Could MythTV use a sort of CDDB-style database of movies,
to know where the bad parts are and cut them out of movies?   Maybe even
drop the audio on bad words?  Of course, this same database could be used in
the opposite direction so that you can watch only the bad parts. >;-)

That way, if the child-protect is in, Myth tv can detect the DVD MPAA
rating, plus, if a "edit" flag is set, then allow the movie to be played,
but the bad parts are cut out.

What do you think?

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