[mythtv-users] Collaborative recommended viewing revisited...

Bill Chmura Bill at Explosivo.com
Wed Oct 27 07:20:42 UTC 2004

I missed the first round of this, but what exactly is the benefit of this?  
For example, if my mythbox uploaded data it would be an compilation of my 
stuff, my gf's stuff and my 5 year old daughters stuff.  

So at best you could say that people who like star trek also like monk and the 
wiggles.  Maybe with profiles or something that you could get down to a 
specific person making a recording on that box or something you could get 
some good data.  Also there is a while region thing (US, Autralia, etc)

I would also hazard a guess that star trek will be high up on the list : )

From what I read, the assumption is that a mythbox is only handled by one user 
and not a "family".

Hey, I could be missing something though... sorry to jump in so late, it just 
sounds like its going to be a statistical waste.

On Wednesday 27 October 2004 03:00 am, Mike Benoit wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 22:22 -0800, John Andersen wrote:
> > On Tuesday 26 October 2004 21:11, Mike Benoit wrote:
> > > So to get started, naturally I want to make it as simple as possible.
> > > Just a script that uploads current recordings to a central database,
> > > and one that grabs the recommended new titles.
> >
> > So, If I understand you right, anything that dwells on my drive
> > (presumably in some user specified directory) gets its database name,
> > episode, etc. etc. uploaded to this DB in the sky, and counts as a "vote"
> > for that program?
> >
> > Q1: Are we measuring quality or taste?
> > Q2: Does it matter?
> > Q3: would this include only TV recordings or also any ripped dvds and
> > home movies that people happen to have?
> No, only your currently scheduled recordings (not even past recordings)
> would be uploaded to the "DB in the sky".
> To start, I think I would just consider the fact that you record say
> "Star Trek" as a single vote for that program. I suppose I could take in
> to account recording priority to add another aspect to system, but I'm
> not sure how useful that would be.

Bill Chmura - www.fistfullofcode.com & www.explosivo.com

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