[mythtv] feature suggestion: password on scheduling/recording options

Russell Salerno rsalern5 at optonline.net
Tue Jan 10 17:08:51 UTC 2006

Here is a feature which I believe many people would find useful, particularly those who have children.  In my case, the kids have figured out how to schedule recordings, and as a result, considerable disk space is consumed on things like multiple daily episodes each of "Sponge Bob", "Kim Possible", "Fairly Odd Parents", etc., and much time is spent deleting and changing storage options afterwards.  Also, certain shows which should not be recorded, are, and as a result, considerable time is spent policing the MythTV system.

It would be desirable to password protect MythTV's scheduling features so that only those who know the password can schedule recordings. Note that I am not referring to the MythWeb interface (which is unknown, thankfully, in my home), but rather, the main MythTV UI.  I guess a good point to do the password check would be at the entry to the recording options page. 

Although I have not done any MythTV development, I am willing to tackle this project myself, or work with someone with MythTV development skills to get it done.


 Russell Salerno

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