[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #1384: Myth creating thumbnails when option is set to OFF

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Feb 25 20:21:16 UTC 2006

On 02/24/2006 08:54 AM, MythTV wrote:
> #1384: Myth creating thumbnails when option is set to OFF
> --------------------+-------------------------------------------------------
>  Reporter:  cdeal   |       Owner:  ijr
>      Type:  defect  |      Status:  new
>  Priority:  minor   |   Milestone:     
> Component:  mythtv  |     Version:     
>  Severity:  medium  |  
> --------------------+-------------------------------------------------------
>  I have two backends (master and slave).  Neither backend is set to create
>  preview thumbnails, yet when I upgraded to 0.19 all off my recordings
>  appear to be creating png files.
>  Is this a new feature or is myth not honoring the "create preview
>  thumbnail" option?
This is the type of post that should be made to the user's list first.  
That allows people on the list to verify that what you're seeing is a 
valid bug before wasting developer time on an issue that's not a bug.

If posting to the list, someone else (like me) could have sent you a 
link to a message saying that previews are always generated--even if you 
have them disabled for viewing--and that it's impossible to disable 
creation of preview thumbnails.


Note that the option you're specifying is:

Generate thumbnail preview images of recordings
If enabled, a static image of the recording will be displayed on the 
"Watch a Recording" menu.

So, although the label ("title") implies it works as you understood, the 
"live help" description explicitly says this only affects display of 
preview images.

If you prefer the label to be updated to "Display thumbnail preview 
images of recordings", apply the attached patch.  (The patch updates the 
message source in the translation files, but does not update any of the 

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