[mythtv-users] Auto-marking videos as watched

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 03:02:52 UTC 2010


On 15 November 2010 10:14, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:

>  On 11/14/2010 05:51 PM, Sean Grieve wrote:
>> I ran a verbose frontend and this is what I found after I finished
>> watching the video:
>> --------------
>> 2010-11-13 08:47:10.614 MSqlQuery::exec(DBManager0) UPDATE videometadata
>> SET watched = 'false' WHERE title = 'TEST' AND subtitle = 'TESTSUB' AND
>> filename = 'TEST.avi' ;
>> 2010-11-13 08:47:10.615 Marking recording as unwatched
>> --------------
>> Have posted to dev forum. Haven't had a response yet though.
> Where are you within the video when you exit.  You need to be "sufficiently
> close" to the end for MythTV to mark the recording as watched.  Note, also,
> that for some video types, MythTV may not be able to figure out how close
> you are to the end without help (i.e. for MPEG-2 you may need to create
> video seek tables, or for some AVIs you may be out of luck, etc.).  How
> close is "sufficiently close"?  If you always exit within the last 4 minutes
> of the video, it should be sufficiently close.  On longer recordings,
> farther from the end will work (up to 12 minutes), but I recommend always
> exiting within 4 minutes of the end if you're relying on automatically
> marking the recording as watched rather than manually doing so.
> Note that MythTV will mark a show as not watched--even if it was marked as
> watched when you entered playback--if you exit at any point that's not close
> enough to the end.  (Since you started watching, again, and didn't finish,
> MythTV assumes you want to finish watching it later.)
What about for those videos to simply mark them as watched once started ?

I find this a better alternative than not marking them as watched at all..
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