[mythtv-users] What major features are planned for 0.27?

Jerry Rubinow jerrymr at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 15:45:38 UTC 2012

On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 10:31 AM, Jim Oltman <jim.oltman at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 8:43 AM, Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk>wrote:
>> Dean wrote:
>>  **** And, yes, I really mean "VCR" buttons, and not DVR buttons. IMHO,
>>> fast forward and rewind are only actions performed by people who are
>>> thinking in VCR terms.  DVRs are random-access, so there's no need to fast
>>> forward, and I can't think of a situation where you'd get a benefit from
>>> fast forwarding versus just skipping some appropriate-for-what-you're-**skipping
>>> amount.
>> +1 to that. I don't use FF/RW at all - I only ever use the jump keys.
> I disagree.  FF/RW are very important...I have problems understanding some
> dialog sometimes, and it's nice to be able to RW to hear it.  Plus,
> sometimes the commercial skip isn't perfect (or just plain doesn't work)
> and I need to FF through commercials.  I see no reason to get rid of this
> crucial functionality.

I agree with you as far as the problems (needing to re-hear dialog, manual
commercial skip), but I find jump back 7 seconds/jump forward 30 seconds to
be infinitely preferable to FF/RW to solve them.  What makes jump bad for
you to the point where FF/RW is crucial for these problems?

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