[mythtv-users] Groups, multiple viewers and the watched icon

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 17:48:03 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Tim Ashman <tim at ashmans.net> wrote:
> Hey, I'm running mythbuntu 9.10 myth .22
> My kids and I share just this one myth backend/frontend.  I was wondering is
> there a way to create a group for each of us, then have the watched icon show
> by groups so that if I watch a show it shows a watched icon for my group but
> not for the groups for my kids and vice-versa.
> We like a lot of the same shows and it is hard to know when we can delete a
> show.
> Thanks
> tim

Hi Tim,

No, not presently.  For this to really work properly, Myth would need
to support multiple users.  There was a Summer of Code project several
years ago that aimed to make Myth multiuser, but the author failed to
complete his work.  It would be a lot of work to complete the project
since much of myth's code is based on per-host settings and not
per-user settings.  If someone out there is looking for a truly
worthwhile project to get started in Myth development (although
admittedly a huge one), this would be an awesome choice.


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