[mythtv-users] Preview Thumbnails

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Sep 24 14:37:44 UTC 2012

On 09/24/2012 10:36 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 09/19/2012 01:23 PM, Paul Onley wrote:
>> Is there a way to configure the offset in the recording used for 
>> thumbnail creation?
>> I would like to have the thumbnail generated within the first couple 
>> seconds so as to be able to see the tuning information.
>> The default offset is frequently in a commercial break on my 
>> recordings but the tuning info would let me see specific information 
>> such as the station changed what was shown without telling Schedules 
>> Direct.
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/454959#454959
> Please read the entire post as it explains exactly why the simplistic 
> approach--a single offset value applied to all recordings--won't 
> work.  It also explains "in the future" direction where we'll go (when 
> I have a chance to polish up the patch I've written and push it to 
> MythTV when we're not in a feature freeze).

That said, you can always request a preview at a specific time using 
either Myth protocol (i.e. via the Perl/Python bindings) or the backend 
web server or ...  It just won't be the "default" preview for that 


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