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

James Armstrong james at thearmstrongs.org
Thu Sep 7 14:58:03 UTC 2006

Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 9/7/06, Stuart Morgan <stuart at tase.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Thursday 07 September 2006 13:58, Simon Kenyon wrote:
>>> sky tv's DVR marks a program as watched if (how can i put this) you
>>> watch it.
>>> any of it. it makes not distinction about how much of it you watch.
>>> maybe use the model from email clients
>>> if you watch more than a minute, then mark it "watched"
>> Well I frequently watch parts of a recording to fill time (say before I have
>> to go out). Under those circumstances I wouldn't really want it to be marked
>> as watched ...
> On 9/7/06, Stuart Morgan <stuart at tase.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Thursday 07 September 2006 12:59, Steven Adeff wrote:
>>> Also, how do you intend to track what was actually watched and what
>>> was FFWD'd through?
>> You'll have to explain a bit better. Why would anyone FFWD through something
>> but not watch it? If you are marking it up for transcoding then the watched
>> flag is reset after transcoding. You can also select 'Mark as unwatched' from
>> the recording menu.
> I do the 1/2 watch a show to waste time before going out as well.
> Sometimes I'll also jump through a recording, like say one of the late
> night talk shows, to see if I will have any interest in seeing it
> later. Or I'll jump to the end, watch just the band and then later
> possibly watch an 

I have though about this in the past because my son never watches the 
shows when we do because of bedtime. He always watches them after school 
and I don't know if I can delete a recording or not until I ask him. I 
would mark a show as watched if you get to the last 5 minutes of it. I 
usually press the Delete button once I get to the credits before the 
show ends, but that usually only leaves a minute or two at the most that 
is not part of the show. If I partially watch a show I would not want it 
marked and if I partially watch it and don't like it I will immediately 
delete it.

As far as marking, I would like to see something that would show up on 
the listing like a small icon or dot that would change the color. Green 
for not watched, yellow for watched once, and maybe red for watched 
twice (that way I can know that it is ok to delete the show).

- James

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