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

Carl Reynolds mythtv-users at hyperbole-software.com
Wed Mar 28 16:47:41 UTC 2007

come se fosse antani wrote:

> 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) ?

tv_play.cpp is compiled from source. You would need to be able to 
understand and modify the C++ code int he file, then compile and install it.


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