[mythtv] [PATCH] MythVideo cd support

J. Donavan Stanley jdonavan at jdonavan.net
Sun Jul 11 19:21:32 EDT 2004

Xavier Hervy wrote:

> Finaly Thor is very busy with mfd yet then you should be the main dev 
> on mythvideo. It's why i would like to have your opinion on these 
> point of view:

Hrm, I'll talk with Thor I guess.  I really only got involved with all 
this because it tied so tight with the media monitor and I'd been 
dinking with MythVideo lately.

> - modify mythdvd to use media monitor, then user don't need to specify 
> what is the device for playing vcd / dvd.
> - same in myth music

It'd be nice if they could be made aware "hey a disk you care about was 
just stuck in drive X" but I don't see a need to remove the user 
specification, especially for those that don't use MM.

> - same in mythgallery (but here we should implement the multi media 
> handler for the same kind of media)

This is going to end up involving multiple handlers for the same media 

> That can be a problem if media monitor don't work very well for few users

That's why it should only augment not replace.

> For mythvideo now :
> - add the capability for a user to enter a human readable name for cds

There's a mythdialog function for getting text from the user now.

> - capability to copy video in from cd to hard drive

And music files for MM and images of the gallery....

> - Change parental level. I would like to have parental level grab from 
> imdb/allocine. in french/france we have more leval than 4.
> we have "Children can watch", nothing, "more than 10 years old", "more 
> than 12 years old", "more than 14 years old", "more than 16 years 
> old", "more than 18 years old" which i can enumerate from 1 to 8. then 
> 4 is not enough i probably look in database to have the max level 
> instead of take 4 as the max level. grab this information will be 
> naturally optionnal.

I've been toying with some sort of automatic parental level.  I don't 
know that you'd need more than 4 levels in your typical household.  I 
personly only use 3: Stuff that's ok for my daughter to watch, Stuff 
thats not ok for her to watch but ok for other adults, stuff that's private.

I'd like to see parental controls integrated into myth proper so that 
channels and the like can have parental levels. Though it's not been 
important enough to me to look into it.

> - merging videogallery and videotree: videotree is the same as 
> videogallery except that it allow to browse file system (it's easy to 
> do it in videogallery) and what is displayed is not a list of poster 
> but just a list of title/filename.

And this is the kind of thing where I have to step back and say "that's 
not my call to make".  Though the existing tree fits in with the rest of 
the myth UI better.

> - merging videogallery and videobrowser: videobrowser is the same as 
> videogallery (in flat mode) except that it show only one item per page 
> and it display all information about a video.

I'd have to see how you replace it, but the video browser is the ONLY 
way I browse videos.  I'm not sure I'd want it changed unless there was 
a good reason to do so.

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