[mythtv-users] Keypress to jump to particular recording group
John P Poet
jppoet at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 00:43:21 UTC 2010
On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 6:18 PM, Jim Stichnoth <stichnot at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Dan Wilga
> <mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu> wrote:
>> I'd like to be able to have single remote control keypresses defined that
>> will jump between various recording groups (like the one my wife and I watch
>> from, as opposed to the kids'). I've looked at the available commands on
>> port 6546 and can't find anything applicable. Has anyone come up with a way
>> to do this?
> Short answer: no, at least not me. The keybindings and jumppoint
> interfaces don't let you specify an argument, such as the name of a
> recording group. I tried defining a macro on my remote control that
> brings up the menu, selects the Change Group Filter item, jumps to the
> top of the list, then moves down a certain number of items, and
> selects. This works OK as long as the set of recording groups stays
> the same, which doesn't always happen (e.g., the Deleted group may
> come and go).
> In the end, I modified my mainmenu.xml to have shortcuts for different
> recording groups (as well as Videos, Live TV, and other common
> shortcuts), along with a button on the remote mapped to the Main Menu
> jumppoint, and this seems to work really well for the family, even
> though it's still 3 button presses switch groups. I also slightly
> modified my theme to make a two-column layout so that all the common
> operations could go in mainmenu.xml without scrolling.
While in the Watch Recording screen, you can hit whatever key you have
mapped to PAGELEFT or PAGERIGHT to cycle through the recording groups.
Personally, I have these mapped to Rewind and FastForward on my
It is possible for a theme to display the recgroup(s) on Watch
Recordings screen, as well. For example MythCenter-wide will show the
current recgroup above the list of programs. In
themes/MythCenter-wide/recordings-ui.xml it defines a <buttonlist
name="recgroups"> section, which determines how that looks.
Also, if you want, the theme could display the whole list of
recgroups, instead of just the current one.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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