[mythtv] Annoyance/Suggestion with thumbnails display on recordingin progress

%Sriskanthan Nadarajah ESRIS at ntu.edu.sg
Sun Feb 26 02:56:18 UTC 2006

We will discuss this concept
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From: mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org on behalf of gad at jetcom.org
Sent: Sun 2/26/2006 6:45 AM
To: mythtv-dev at mythtv.org
Subject: [mythtv] Annoyance/Suggestion with thumbnails display on recordingin progress

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.


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?

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