[mythtv-users] reprise: improve frontend usability: working with a slick remote

come se fosse antani antani at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 15:23:03 UTC 2007

On 3/28/07, Carl Reynolds <mythtv-users at hyperbole-software.com> wrote:
> come se fosse antani wrote:
> >
> > I don't know if the way myth use to accept input is easy to change
> > simply with a different OSD theme. ..
> > there is any developer that can confirm such statement?
> >
> It's not just a matter of changing an OSD theme to make it do the things
> you want to do. You would also have to make some rather major changes to
> the way tv_play.cpp handles the input from the remote so that the
> command you want to transmit to myth are recognized by the OSD menu.
> I personally would not be interested in such a change, since as Bert Von
> Kets pointed out you are increasing the depth of the command menu so
> that every time you want to enter a command you are traversing a menu
> tree rather than going directly to the command with a remote key.
> However, I assume there may be people who don't care how quickly they
> can get to Play, Pause or Stop when the video is Fast Forwarding (I wish
> there were a less awkward term for that operation) past the part of the
> program they were trying to get to.
> There seem to be a couple of people like that in this discussion, so I
> would recommend that you break out vi and start looking at modifying the
> code in tv_play.cpp and make a new OSD theme so you can operate MythTV
> in the way you suggest.
> Some times, it's just better to make a prototype than to spend a lot of
> time discussing an idea. (Not to suggest that you should stop discussing
> this, if you're interested. I think this is an interesting discussion.
> I'd like to see it developed further.)
> BTW: I'm not one of the developers, I just have a fair amount of
> familiarity with he way tv_play works.
thanks for the answer, carl: it was useful.
I'm not a myth developer and not a developer at all, and I don't know
if I've skills & times to (learn how) modify the tv_play.cpp code. is
something compiled from the source or I can edit actually mine
tv_play.cpp from my myth installation (creating a backup, of course) ?

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