[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #8058: Change the order of items in the video menu

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 19:07:03 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:59 AM, John Harvey
<john.p.harvey at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-dev-
>> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Robert McNamara
>> Sent: 10 February 2010 22:35
>> To: Development of mythtv
>> Subject: Re: [mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #8058: Change the order
>> of items in the video menu
>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 1:33 PM, John Harvey
>> <john.p.harvey at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> > I can understand that just seems odd to have to go down several menu
>> items when you insert a dvd and launch this menu.
>> > Would it make sense to add a second menu videoplaymenu.xml with the
>> items re-ordered to suit that use?
>> >
>> > John
>> >
>> Generally speaking I am in favor of more simplification of the menus
>> rather than proliferation of even more of them.  The ticket really
>> seems like a solution in search of a problem to me, and just doesn't
>> sit right.  That is not to say that I don't appreciate the effort,
>> just that I'm not convinced this is a problem that needs solving.
>> Robert
>> _______________________________________________
> One last thought & then i'll shut up.
> 2 of the menu themes have "optical_menu" if we tried to use that and then
> fall back to videomenu if it can't load it, that could provide a better
> interface for handling dvd on insertion & is also looks the same as you get
> from the rest of that theme.
> The other 2 menu themes use the default videomenu anyway so would continue
> to be consistent.
> If i made a patch to do that would you accept it?
> John

I would at least try it out and see how it felt.  I'm not too crazy
about the idea in general... I would be more "in to" anything that
simplified our needs for so many menu items-- ie, unifying Play DVD
and Play VCD into "Play Video Disc" or something, or maybe even
dropping the Play VCD thing entirely.  I don't know, I'd just need to
try it out and think about how better to deal with it.  One of the
ways I've thought about improving the user experience is actually to
dynamically insert a disk object into the MythVideo library when one
is inserted to be played like any other movie... There's a lot of room
to improve in this area but I'm not so sure this is the right way to
go.  Worst comes to worst, if you have something that works for you,
you can always use it locally.


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