[mythtv] Feature: Multiple "mark as watched"

Tobias Kaminsky tobias at kaminsky.me
Sun Sep 18 14:22:21 UTC 2011


I have created a patch. This patch replaces (for now) the "marked as
watched" button.
Now a popup appears with all users defined in the database.

new Table user:
  `name` varchar(50) NOT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY (`id`)

new Table recordings_watched:
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `recorded_watched` (
  `chanid` int(10) NOT NULL,
  `starttime` datetime NOT NULL,
  `userid` int(10) NOT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY (`chanid`,`starttime`,`userid`)

The next step is to add a popup where one can specify which user(s) uses
Then I will re-add the button "marked as watched", which will then mark
the recording as watched by the logged in user(s).


On 18/09/11 04:38, Christian Szpilfogel wrote:
> On 16/09/2011 6:33 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 22:01:55 +0100, Richard Morton
>> <richard.e.morton at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>  From the frontend startup you can pick which users(!) are watching, this
>>> should also ideally be available from the recordings screen via the menu
>>> button. (You would likely need to set a primary and passive users - more
>>> of this later)
>> Personally, I think that is just making things way too complex on the
>> user.  At some point, you're going to make it take more time to manage who
>> is actually in the room watching at any given moment to set the watched
>> flag, than to just have those secondary users mark themselves as watched on
>> their own time.  Automation is only useful when it's making you do less
>> work.
> I tend to agree. The way I separate things now between users in our 
> household is with Recording Groups. Of course today it means we have to 
> have a convention to agree when everyone has watched something (which is 
> faulty).
> It might make sense to allow multiple recording groups to be added to a 
> recording where each recording group is a person or a community of 
> interest. When all recording groups have deleted a show then the show 
> itself is deleted.
> Usually we know when we set a recording who will want to watch it. So 
> you could simply add all interested recording groups at that point. If 
> it changes later than you would just modify the included recording groups.
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