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

William Uther willu.mailingLists at cse.unsw.edu.au
Fri Sep 8 12:46:04 UTC 2006

Hi all,

   I like the idea I saw mentioned earlier - don't make 'watched' a  
boolean.  Make it a count of the time spent watching this program.   
Then make watchedTime/programLength be a factor in the autoexpire  
ordering.  I'd make skipping NOT add to the watchedTime, but I'm not  
sure I can justify that choice :).  (A quick and dirty version of  
watchedTime counting would be to just make the distance of the  
bookmark through the program affect the autoexpire weight.)

   The other idea I like is related to using the 'stop playing'  
menu.  I don't like having a stop playing menu - it is one more menu  
I have to go through when stopping - but I can imagine having two  
different stop commands - 'stop and mark as watched' and 'stop and  
mark as not watched'.  If you don't have enough remote buttons, then  
you just leave one unbound - you're no worse off than now.  If you  
have enough remote buttons, then just hit a different button  
depending on whether you're coming back or not.

   To combine the two ideas, have the 'normal stop' button just  
record the watchedTime as normal, and have the 'Final stop' button  
set the watchedTime to the program length as well as exiting.


Will          :-}

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