[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #13135: Previously recorded list

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Sep 28 11:26:17 UTC 2017

On 09/27/2017 04:06 PM, MythTV wrote:
> #13135: Previously recorded list
>   The previously recorded list can become huge. There is a limit of 20000,
>   which reduces its usefulness. Scrolling through thousands of entries is
>   not optimal.
>   As a solution, add a search menu to the previously recorded list, with
>   options for searching on title and date range. The search will apply at
>   the sql level.
>   With this change, I may reduce the default number of entries, perhaps to
>   10000, to improve performance and reduce memory usage. Entries that are
>   not reached because of the limit can be accessed with an appropriate
>   search. The number of entries returned can be overridden with a setting.
>   I will also add a notification to inform the user if the limit has been
>   reached and some entries are not shown.


There had been discussion before about making Previously Recorded into a 
2-column list, like Watch Recordings, such that the user sees a list of 
all the titles/recording group/category/..., then can scroll to a one to 
see the episodes for that title.  It could differ slightly, if 
necessary, for performance--such as using lazy loading (get only the 
titles/recgroups/categories, then after the user scrolls and selects 
one--with SELECT or RIGHT or whatever--load the episodes or whatever).  
This might be easier than a search function that requires typing with an 
on-screen keyboard (at least I generally do all I can to avoid the 
on-screen keyboard use with my remote, but maybe others are more adept 
at their use).  It also has the benefit of allowing us to do similar to 
what we do with Playlists in Watch Recordings (though the wording should 
be different here)--allowing the user to add all items in group to list, 
then with list options, delete items from history or allow rerecord or ...

David Engel probably has the most-thorough plan--I'm pretty sure it was 
on his TODO list (though not near the top).  Anyway, just wanted to 
mention another idea and suggest talking with David.

Oh, and FWIW, thank you for taking this on.  It's been a pain to use the 
Previously Recorded screen, and I'm looking forward to a day when it's 
finally easy to use.


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