[mythtv] Ticket #3077: Default CD Device selection
nigel at ind.tansu.com.au
Thu Mar 8 03:21:19 UTC 2007
> Settings for CD devices in the plugins can then be removed entirely.
> Any reason why anyone should want to configure plugins differently?
Not that I can see, but my peripheral vision
is blinkered by the goal of simplification.
I am thinking that, ideally, plugins just
initialise a MythMediaMonitor object which
then has methods to call and get a QString
of the default CD/DVD/Writer.
But maybe that is too radical for now?
>> Another alternative might be to pop up a device selector
>> each time the user is going to burn something?
> Hmm, this is perhaps the only time you might want two burners - one
> is good for cd's and another for dvd's.
If we wanted to go this way, the plugin could call:
and it could do all the magic
(e.g. if a default is set, return it, otherwise
pop up a selector so the user could choose
from the current set of drives,
or the drives with valid blank
media in them, or whatever)
> The only issue with displaying this to the user is that you have to
> the combobox read-only.
I am not a MythUI expert, but couldn't we keep it read-write,
but pre-populate it with stuff like:
/dev/hdc LITEON DVDR
/dev/hdd Pioneer A108
and then parse/validate the first part if/when the user changes it?
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