[mythtv-users] sharing with the wife...

Rick Smith rick_t_smith at yahoo.co.uk
Sun May 7 16:32:46 EDT 2006

Steve Daniels wrote:

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
>>bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Steven Adeff
>>Sent: 07 May 2006 14:20
>>To: schachte at cs.mu.oz.au; Discussion about mythtv
>>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] sharing with the wife...
>>On 5/6/06, Peter Schachte <schachte at csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
>>>On Fri, May 05, 2006 at 09:27:42PM +0200, Ronald Pijnacker wrote:
>>>>My wife and I take a different approach to this. Shows that we both
>>>>want to watch are recorded in a "Shared" group. After either of us
>>>>has watched it, we move it to the other's group. Whatever you watch
>>>>from your own group can be safely deleted.
>>>Very sensible for a couple, but it really doesn't scale to a larger
>>>family.  It takes 2^n-1 recording groups if there are n TV-watchers in
>>>the house.  And each watcher has to look in half of the groups to find
>>>all the programs they want to watch.  You really need something that
>>>tags each program with a *set* of watchers, as the request in the wiki
>>>I think something along those lines was included in Google Summer of
>>>Code list of projects, so maybe someone will work on this soon.
>>Or you could just get a bigger recordings drive so that it takes
>>longer for shows to expire. Then all someone has to do is turn off
>>expire for a show thats about to expire that they haven't watched.
>I and I am sure many others would like the idea of being able to tag
>recordings for multiple "watchers" also setting it as "watched" by a
>"watcher" would be brilliant. As there are many many more things that I
>record and want to watch than my memory ahs space to allow be to be able to
>remember which episodes I've watched, as goes for the rest of the family!
>A bigger a hard drive only makes the problem worse :-P
>I'd think this would go hand in hand with making MythTV multi user though
>Steve Daniels
>mythtv-users mailing list
>mythtv-users at mythtv.org
I'll admit to having a prototype in hand which lets any number of users 
express an interest in keeping a recording.  I've added tables to MySQL 
for users and user/recording link and a page which updates it.   My 
solution uses Zope (for ease and speed of development for me) but could 
be converted to php .  You can select your username (no security, we're 
all friends in my family) and see a completed list of recording with the 
ones you want kept checked.  Deleting is manual at present but could 
obviously be automated....

I'm not sure mythtv needs to be multi-user, but mythweb needs it.......


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