[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #2320: Add a 'watched' flag to recordings

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 11:59:16 UTC 2006

On 9/7/06, Stuart Morgan <stuart at tase.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thursday 07 September 2006 04:58, MythTV wrote:
> > Perhaps doing a percentage based amount as opposed to a static time frame.
> > Either something to the effect of it knowing/monitoring that you watched
> > 90% of the show OR that you exited the show with 10% left.
> Please discuss the patches in mailing list in future.
> A percentage alone doesn't really work for very short recordings or very long
> ones - the period would either be too long or too short.
> I updated the patches yesterday to use a percentage with a 5 minute minimum
> and 12 minute maximum threshold. Those values will probably be tweaked based
> on feedback from those testing the feature.
> I'd be interested to know whether anyone could present a good argument for not
> allowing watched and autoexpire flagged recordings from being deleted first
> by the autoexpirer? I don't really want to add more settings to turn it
> on/off.

perhaps use commercial flagging for an end point, something like: "If
the user watched up to within 1min of the final flag point even if
outside the percentage threshold" to mark as watched? Sometimes movies
on movie channels end well before the marked end-time, and from what I
understand places like Australia may have a similar issue?

Also, how do you intend to track what was actually watched and what
was FFWD'd through?

I also think a basic way to enable or disable the feature would be
nice. I don't really need or want to use such a feature, though I can
see how those with smaller recording drives would find it useful.

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