AW: [mythtv] Bugs, Thinks that should be fixed.
adeffs at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 16:34:11 UTC 2005
On Wednesday 07 December 2005 21:10, Donavan Stanley wrote:
> Steve Adeff wrote:
> > MythMusic also shows the playback control buttons on the bottom. I've yet
> > to figure out why since I can't get them to highlight or anything.
> Because they change to indicate that they're up/down etc when you press
ah, so they're just there to provide feedback. something that could be done
with an OSD instead...
> > I haven't looked into the keymappings for MythMusic, but I don't see why
> > they are not just mapped the same as MythTV for
> > play/pause/FF/RW/next/previous/etc.
> Sounds like you haven't really set up MythMusic to me...
I have, it just wasn't very responsive to the keys so it felt like it wasn't
doing anything, then when it would react I had no idea what key it was
> > and then just get rid of these graphical buttons.
> And thus the visual feedback of them being hit...
> > I personally really like how the iTunes browser
> > works (with 'Genre | Artist | Album ' allowing you to narrow down the
> > listed songs) and think this would be a great way to handle viewing songs
> > in library mode.
> If you can fit an iTunes interface on to an SDTV screen so that it can
> be viewed from 30 feet on a 27 inch screen and operated with a remote
> we'd love to see it. :-p
well, considering in order to easily read anything @ 30ft you need to have
text that is ~ 5" tall I take your example as an exageration.
So lets not change the font size currently being used, as it seems to work for
the people that use mythmusic right now. Lets brainstorm on ways to rework
the interface to make it better.
First I'll concentrate on a library browser style view since the filebrowsing
method used by Music and Video works well enough for now.
One could still implement a iTunes style filtering scheme with a more limited
Here's one idea I just thought of....
A "menu" bar at the top that lists
All | Genre | Artist | Album | Playlists
With two lists below, one on the left, being 1/3 the screen, whose contents
change depending on the menu bar selection, the second, being 2/3 the screen
on the right be the list of songs.
When one enters MythMusic they are placed in the menu bar. If they click All
(select, or pressing down, etc...) then all filters are turned off and the
cursor moves to the song list. If they highlight over Genre then the left
list changes to a list of the Genres in the library. Clicking (select, or
pressing down, etc) will place them in the left list where they can choose
the genres to filter by. clicking select on a genre would select it, thus
enabling multiple genres to be selected. pressing left would place them back
in the menu bar, right in the song list. If genres are being filtered by then
the genre button in the menu bar could highlight in some way to let the user
know ther is genre filtering (and the same for album and artist filtering)
the listing could look similar to:
*All which would unselect all genres thus turning off genre filtering.
Moving to Artists would change the left list to the list of artists in the
current filtering level, same for Albums, etc. Selecting Playlists would have
the left list show the currently saved playlists (And possibly smart
playlists if implemented).
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