[mythtv-users] Adding new fields to a theme?

Alex McLintock alex at owal.co.uk
Sat Nov 21 13:20:46 UTC 2009

Part of my problem would be solved by this patch


But I would still like to be able to add file size to the theme myself.


On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Alex McLintock <alex at owal.co.uk> wrote:

> I understand that MthTV 0.22 has moved more towards the mythui library
> which will be better in the long term. To this end only a few themes have
> been ported to this new standard - and these are mostly Widescreen themes.
> Now I have a problem. None of the themes I can find will tell me the size
> of the file. I used this feature a lot in deciding what to delete and what
> didn't record properly. (I have a lot of zero length recordings).
> Looking at the themes I am guessing this is something to do with the
> templates like this
> thethemes/Mythbuntu$ grep SUBTITLE *
> recordings-ui.xml:            <template>%|"SUBTITLE|"% %STARS%
> %DESCRIPTION%</template>
> schedule-ui.xml:
> <value>%|"SUBTITLE|"%\n%YEARSTARS%%DESCRIPTION%</value>
> schedule-ui.xml:
> <template>%|"SUBTITLE|"%\n%YEARSTARS%%DESCRIPTION%</template>
> schedule-ui.xml:            <template>%|"SUBTITLE|"%\n%LONGREPEAT%%STARS|
> %%DESCRIPTION%</template>
> etc
> So I am guessing that I can add a new field in to the template and there
> you go. Is that possible?
> So I go hunting around for documentation and I find a little on the wiki
> such as
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/MythUI_Theme_Development#Tutorials
> but very very little of it says whether it is valid before 0.22, after
> 0.22, or both!
> (I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 as the back end - and sometimes use it as the front
> end too)
> Alex
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