[mythtv] Annoyance/Suggestion with thumbnails display on recording in progress

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Feb 25 23:44:18 UTC 2006

On 02/25/2006 05:45 PM, gad at jetcom.org wrote:
> Now I know that a lot of work has gone into "fixing" the thumbnail 
> display on the frontend, but I have to think that it could be better 
> than it is.
> Especially on a remote frontend, it's very annoying to try to scroll 
> through the listing while there is a recording or two(or more) in 
> progress. For each item, it tries to get the png from the backend, 
> which hasn't been created yet, so then the backend goes and very nicely 
> creates the png, and refreshes the screen.  This process works great 
> now, but takes a long time, especially if this isn't even the recording 
> that you wanted to watch. So then you wait again.
> Wouldn't it be more efficient to either: 1) realize that the recording 
> is in progress, and the png most likely isn't created yet and skip the 
> thumbnail.. and when the recording finishes it nicely refreshes like it 
> does in other cases.
> Or
> 2) Try once to get the image, let the backend do it's thing and create 
> it.. but don't wait for it, or try 12 times to get the image.
> If there is no image available now, lets jsut put nothing up. This 
> makes sense to me, and would greatly improve the useability of the FE, 
> especially when scrolling through multiple recordings in progress.
> Any comments/suggestions?

IIRC, this is where Daniel was going with all these fixes, but he didn't 
have time to complete it before 0.19.  So, my suggestion is either a) 
patience or b) patches.


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