[mythtv] [PATCH] Video Gallery - a folder browser for MythVideo
kuphal at dls.net
Mon May 24 17:54:16 EDT 2004
> This patch adds an additional menu option to MythVideo named Video
> Gallery. Video Gallery provides a folder view of your video collection
> with the cover images as thumbnails. This view is similar to the image
> browser of MythGallery.
> I saw a recent request for a similar feature on the user mailing list,
> but I was already working on it.
> Additional features are:
> - You can either show the folder structure or ignore it and have a
> 'flat' overview of all your videos.
> - You can have 3x3 videos per screen with the names printed below them
> or 4x3 videos with no names.
> - You can put a picture as folder.[png|jpg|gif] in a subdirectory and
> it will be shown as a folder thumbnail.
> Note, the code doesn't actually traverse through your file system. It
> retrieves all the video metadata from the MySQL database and uses the
> path in the file names to create the folder view. This means that you
> do have to register a new video via the Video Manager before it
> becomes available in the browser, but also that Video Gallery supports
> all the related techniques to organize and filter your video collection.
> I do not yet cache the scaled thumbnails so there is still room for
> some speed optimization.
> The complete patch consists of a diff-file and some additional source
> and image files.
> It is all in this archive:
>mythtv-dev mailing list
>mythtv-dev at mythtv.org
I haven't installed this yet, but would this be something as a
replacement for the Browse mode given that it can do a flat viewing
style like browse does now? What would be missing from this that
Browsing has? Parental Controls? Browse enabled? I've been
considering adding a "Video Finder" much like the Program Finder from
the TV side of the program. Perhaps this patch of yours and a new
Finder would be candidates to replace the current Browser and Lister?
Just thoughts...I hope to try this out soon. It sounds great.
More information about the mythtv-dev