[mythtv-users] Is there a 0.23 "live" preview available in recording screen ?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed May 5 13:44:48 UTC 2010

On 05/05/2010 09:40 AM, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-05-05 at 09:28 -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> Only if you're willing to watch a tiny little preview
> Sure.  It's usually enough to identify duplicate episodes.
>> while you wait
>> through the before-the-show garbage, including commercials,
> Not at all.  I get at most a few seconds of garbage.  But I have my
> mythbox's clock NTP synced.

Yes, but commercials and intros and "Previously on..." and ... take way 
longer than starting playback for me.

>> waiting for it to "preview" some section of the show that's actually
>> recognizable,
> Again, a few, maybe 10 seconds at most is enough to determine duplicity.
>> all to avoid hitting P
> And waiting several seconds for the "Please Wait" screen to get on with
> things, and also incurring the 1-in-10 or so times the Please Wait
> screen doesn't actually disappear when playback actually starts.
> And then having to deal with the "end of play" menu that pops up (yes, I
> know, also an option I can disable -- but I usually want it enabled).

Or just hit D to delete right from within the playback.

That said, it will eventually get done, but we want to do it right, this 
time, rather than use the hack we had to use with the old UI design to 
make it work.  Unfortunately, doing it right means a /lot/ of low-level 
infrastructure needs to be completed, first.


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