[mythtv] Ticket #6764: Add 10X skip

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Jul 27 15:18:09 UTC 2009

On 07/27/2009 09:36 AM, Yeechang Lee wrote:
> Allan Stirling says:
>> 10x10 = 100 minutes - Which would be a drastic change in behavior
>> for those already configured in this way.
> This is a better argument against it. As I implied earlier, I'd
> completely forgotten that out of the box the default playback profile
> is set to skip 10 minutes, not 1 (which I changed to my very first day
> of using MythTV back in the 0.18 days; 10 minutes is just too far).

You do realize, don't you, that Myth has SEEK (bound to Left/Right keys) 
and JUMP (bound to Up/Down keys) bindings.  The SEEK bindings are meant 
for small/precise movement and JUMP for large movements.

By default, the SEEKFFWD is 30 seconds and SEEKREW is 5 seconds and, as 
already mentioned, JUMPFFWD/JUMPREW are 10 minutes.

Therefore, assuming you modify your SEEKREW to something more reasonable 
(as 5 seconds is often "in the weeds" enough with the approximations 
used that you don't really move--even with seektables, because enabling 
exact seeks is almost always undesirable), like 15s, you could go 
1-minute back with 4 SEEKREW presses and 1 minute forward with 2 
SEEDFFWD presses.  Then, you can modify your JUMP to something like 3 or 
4 min and get your "BIGJUMP" functionality with 2 or 3 JUMP presses (or 
use it once to skip a block of improperly-flagged commercials or use 
<number> Right/Left to skip a large amount...)

>  I
> agree a 100-minutes skip isn't hugely useful for most people,
> including me.
> A second set of skip forward/back bindings is still useful, though,

And available.

>  if
> only to still have the 10 minutes-skip functionality available. Look
> at
> <URL:http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/390235#390235>
> from just today; he wants do a) make the same change I did, and b) I'm
> pretty sure wants to keep PgUp/PgDown at 10 minutes.
> If (and that's an 'if') adding a second set is worthwhile, this can be
> done in a couple of ways:

Using the existing SEEK and JUMP stuff?


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