[mythtv-users] Group oddities
jan at horde.org
Tue Dec 29 09:27:57 UTC 2009
I'm playing around with recording groups lately, mainly to solve the
probably most common use-case: per-user recordings.
I've noticed two oddities in the recording screens though, that I
would consider bugs. But I figured I should ask here first, in case
I'm missing some rationale behind the current behavior.
1) All recordings still show up in the "Default" group, even though I
have assigned them to different groups. This gets me two redundant
entries in the group list, "Default" and "All Recordings". Besides
redundancy, I would really like to keep the Default group for all
recordings that are not for a certain user.
2) If I choose to display the groups in the recordings screen, and
also choose to not show the LiveTV recordings, the LiveTV group still
shows up. If I don't choose to display the groups, the LiveTV
recordings don't show up, as expected, unless I explicitly ask for
them through the group filter.
There is also some wishlist of things I'd like to have in the
recordings screen, that I'm going to add to the wiki, unless someone
tells me that they don't make any sense for some reason:
- Sort groups and categories before recordings, i.e. when showing both
groups (or categories, though I don't use them) and individual
recordings, everything is sorted in alphabetically order. Having the
groups always on top, maybe with a separator below, seems more
intuitive to me.
- An iTunes-like column interface for recordings. I'm not sure if this
is really giving any benefit, once the recording groups work like I'd
expect them to work. The idea is to incrementally filter all
recordings by picking filters from filter lists. First there is a list
of available filters (groups, categories, years, directors, whatnot)
and a list of all recordings below. If I pick a filter category, I get
a list of all filter values in that category. If I pick a value, I
again get a list of all left-over filter categories, and below the
list of recording that match the current filters, etc.
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