[mythtv-users] "Play With Trailers" as default in mythvideo

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 20:50:32 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Joe Wilson <wilson.joe at gmail.com> wrote:
> I haven't personally used the feature yet.. Im not sure on how it is suppose
> to respond..
> I know there is another option in the settings somewhere to set how many
> trailers one
> wants to watch before each video is played.. What would be nice is if we
> could had
> genre etc to the trailers so they could get associated with similiar videos
> narrowing down
> the randomness a bit.
> i will poke around and see what I can figure out.. seems to me like it
> should already be
> playing the trailers before the video, and one shouldn't have to tell it
> everytime..

The problem with the above approach is that once the option is on, if
you watch a video, it will *always* play "x" trailers.  Always.  So if
I just want to sit down and watch a quick web clip, I get to *always*
watch three, or four, or whatever trailers -- and I eventually end up
turning off the feature because as fun as it is, it's obnoxious to
always be compelled to watch random trailers every single time.  If
you are like me and just want to watch a quick video sometimes, and
sometimes sit down and watch with trailers when you and the SO are
having movie night, both are available without having to
disable/re-enable any settings.  So when writing this code, I made the
"executive decision" to preserve the normal playback behavior but keep
the "Watch With Trailers" an option.


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