[mythtv-users] MythTV on Android

Thomas Mashos thomas at mashos.com
Wed Sep 12 03:14:27 UTC 2012

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 7:08 PM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Thomas Mashos <thomas at mashos.com> wrote:
>> Offended? No. Relax? I'm completely calm. I just find it a bit funny
>> when I list some of the work necessary on the developer side for this
>> to be done and you completely ignore it.
> To be honest, the points you mentioned really do seem like unnecessary
> fluff.  Sure, it would be nice, but it's not the heart of the feature
> being requested.
> The feature request was a way to "view programs etc when I'm off the
> LAN".  This could be accomplished by a simple "download" button that
> just dumps the recording to a file in a folder and leaves the rest to
> the user to manage.
> You wrote:
>> From a dev POV, they have to develop all that and probably
>> 5) Mark recording as watched when reconnected to the same backend.
>> 6) Delete recording from android device when it's watched (or maybe later sometime?)
>> 7) Delete the transcoded file from the backend at some point
> 5 is really just gravy.  No one has explicitly asked for that.  6 has
> negative value and is best not done at all.  The user can delete the
> file when he decides he's done with it.  7 has to be done anyway.
> This is no different than when playing a recording live with HLS.
>> Newsflash: There isnt a magical garden gnome that throws eye of newt
>> into a boiling pot and out pops mythtv android code that has all the
>> features you want. It does actually have to be written by a human
>> (specifically dmfrey).
> Of course.  Everybody knows that.  No one has placed any demands on anyone.
> On the other hand, dmfrey has made it clear on this list that he wants
> his app to be the "official" Android client, to the extent that there
> is such a thing.  Part of that means listening to feature requests
> from users (whether he decides to implement them or not is another
> matter).  All I've tried to do is better articulate Paul Wilson's
> request as it seems something very useful to me as well.
> Eric
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Thanks, I feel much better saying "Patches welcome" now.


Thomas Mashos

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