[mythtv] [PATCH] Manage recordings screen

Chris Pinkham cpinkham at bc2va.org
Wed Jul 7 13:26:01 EDT 2004

> - Watch Recordings INFO menu consists only of Play and Cancel now

I'd think that you might want Stop Recording and Delete here also so
you don't have to go to another screen to delete recordings you've
already seen if you don't have the DELETE key mapped on your remote.

> - Manage Recordings INFO menu consists of Stop Recording, toggle Auto 
> Expire, Change Recording Group, Edit Recording Schedule, Start/Stop 
> Transcode, and Start/Stop Commercial Flag.
> - Play is only available on Watch and Delete is only available on Manage

Not sure I agree with this for cases where people don't have the PLAY
and DELETE keys mapped on their remote.

> - SELECT will Play on Watch and Delete on Manage

Personally, I'd like to see SELECT Play the recording no matter what
screen you're on if the two screens are presented as "Watch" and "Manage".
If they are broken up, I will probably never use the "Watch" version
since I have a key mapped on my remote for DELETE and we always use that
instead of the menu to delete programs from the Watch Recordings screen.

Just to toss out another possibility, since these screens use most of 
the same code already, another possiblity would be to have 2 menus that
are driven by the same INFO key.  Hit it once and the first menu pops up
with the following:

Play From Beginning
Stop Recording

then hit INFO again to get to the advanced screen with these options:

Toggle Auto-Expire
Change Recording Group
Edit Recording Schedule
Start/Stop Transcode
Start/Stop Commercial Flagging

Not sure how Isaac would like something like that or how feasible it is
with the current code, but keeping all options accessible somehow from the
same screen is more preferable to me than having to flip over to another
screen just to change the recording group on an existing recording then
having to flip back to the Watch screen to keep watching other shows.



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