[mythtv-users] Working on an OSD

SpEnT spentboy at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 21:55:11 UTC 2005

Basically I ripped through other OSD's first and then grep'd everything that
looked like it might be XML related in the myth source ... made a lit and
just played pretty much. There might be an easier way but this way was fun
at least :-) ... the art part ... well I've always been interested in
playing with graphics tools I guess. I was a contributing author to the GIMP
for Linux Bible from IDG some years back now and I was interested ever



On 9/29/05, Jack Perveiler <perveilerj at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- SpEnT <spentboy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hrmmm ... do you mean while watching a recorded program, bring up the
> > and have this information shown while you view it? I know in the list of
> > recorded programs, it lists the date it was recorded so that might be a
> > little redundant unless of course someone asks you while you are
> watching it
> > when it was recorded .... you'd have to stop watching it and look in the
> > list of recorded programs to see a date. The first aired I'm not sure
> how to
> > do. I'll take a look and see what other data can be displayed, they're
> all
> > predefined vairables from what I can tell, you just format where they
> are
> > and how they display in the OSD.
> >
> > I'll keep playing around with it and see what I can put in. I know I had
> > some issues with truncating long program descriptions and start/stop
> times.
> > They'd either inconveniently cut something off or wrap in an ugly
> manner.
> > This doesn't meant I couldn't create another window in the screen
> somewhere
> > that could display other info though (I don't think). I'm still pretty
> new
> > to working with the OSD stuff but I'm willing to try anything :-) I'll
> play
> > around and see what I can come up with or what other data I can display
> > without making the screen too crowded.
> >
> > --
> > Lonny
> >
> I'd be happier with seeing when the original record date was. Just last
> night
> my wife asked me "is this the King of Queens for this week or last week?"
> If
> both were reruns it'd be more clear to me to see the record date than the
> original air date (which might be years ago).
> Anyways, I had to go back to the list of recordings to see when it was
> recorded
> and thought "gee, I wonder why the OSD (which said the TIME it was
> recorded)
> didn't include the date as well...". Good timing :)
> On another note, where did you get all the info you needed to build your
> OSD?
> >From the web somewhere? Somewhere in the mythtv docs? Or just by playing
> around with other, existing OSDs? I'd be interested to know what the
> predefined variables are, are things different for widescreen modes, etc.
> Thanks,
> --Jack
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