[mythtv] [PATCH] Specify aspect ratio cycle

Tako Schotanus quintesse at palacio-cristal.com
Tue Jun 8 06:19:48 EDT 2004

Isaac Richards wrote:

>On Tuesday 08 June 2004 12:03 am, Craig Rindy wrote:
>>Using the menu on my system requires me to press the down key four times,
>>followed by the right key, then up to four more presses of the down key,
>>one press of the select key, and finally the cancel key.  The menu is
>>useful for accessing the features for which you don't have a remote button
>>or if you're curious about what features are available, because these are
>>the only times when you don't mind pressing eleven buttons when you could
>>be pressing one.  Given that the W key exists particularly to cycle through
>>modes and that most users don't have a use for at least two of those modes,
>>I think this feature is desirable.  The modes and corresponding enumerative
>>values could be listed in the help, and the user could enter a series of
>>numbers instead of names.  However, this is a setup preference, and
>>precedent has been set for an ordered series of values in the entry of
>>custom filters.  At least with the proposed mode selection setting, the
>>list of possible values are listed in the on-screen help.
>>My humble opinion is that this is a useful and user-friendly feature, but,
>>Isaac, your opinion is what's important here, and I'm interested in hearing
>>it.  Does an acceptable setup interface exist, or is this feature
>>considered altogether absurd?
>It's an extra setting with a complicated setup that duplicates existing 
>functionality.  It doesn't need to exist.  Nothing that anyone's said has 
>been anything more than "I'm too lazy to press a button 2 extra times", so...
>I strongly feel that there are way too many useless (and confusing) settings 
>as is, and I don't really want to add another one.
Then maybe it's time to leave some options out and maybe even remove 
some of them from the interface in the Myth setup. This would mean that 
the setup would get simpler but at the cost that some options are 
difficult to reach / too hidden. But this is done for the key bindings 
now as well, you can only set them using the web interface.

So how about that? That would mean giving the people that want this 
feature what they want while not burdening the average user with 
YetAnotherSetting. Somebody could then write either a seperate "Advanced 
Setup" program/module or convince Chris to add an Advanced Settings 
section to MythWeb or .... somebody will probably think of something.


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