[mythtv] Watch/Delete Recordings
J. Donavan Stanley
jdonavan at jdonavan.net
Sun Apr 18 13:31:55 EDT 2004
Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>1. Eliminates the Delete Recordings Screen
Though it's redundant to some extent, you don't need to use it. If you
don't want to see it remove it from your xml files.
>2. Changes the action for SELECT from PLAY to INFO
So now we have to press select twice to play a recording? Bad idea
IMO. Though the I do like the right arrow bringing up the info menu, so
much so that I've been working on an "arrow acceleration" patch that
allows for that and other additional behaviors.
>3. Change Watch Recordings to Manage Recordings or something similar
This is nothing more than changing your menu xml file...
>4. Adds a textual indicator of disk space available to the Manage
>Recordings Screen. I'd actually like to see this as a "x hours of record
>time available at Default recording profile" instead of the disk space
>totals since I'm always doing conversions anyways to see how many hours I
As long as it's done via a theme element sure.
>In addition, it seems to me that the only place I can go to edit my list of
>recordings is the Recording Priorities screen. Having one place to
>watch/delete/manage seems advantageous to me from a usability standpoint. I
>think there is an opportunity to collapse that screen into this Management
>screen by doing:
Management of recordings and management of the recording schedule are
two separate things. Why mix them?
>I think also then we should move the Program Guide to the main TV menu under
>Watch TV as a default and then the Schedule Recordings is devoted to the
>program search, manual records, and fixing schedule conflicts.
So the program guide for scheduling recordings is moved out of the
schedule recordings area and into the main TV section?
>I know from my own viewing habits this would save extensive keypresses and
>activity. If there is interest in such a patch, I can attempt such a
A lot of this sounds like you'd simply be adjusting the various menu XML
files. You could just package this all up with some graphics and
release it as a theme once .15 comes out.
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