[mythtv-users] Videos - how to use it properly with large collections

Tim Draper veehexx at zoho.com
Sat Feb 27 09:39:41 UTC 2021

I've been making more use of the Videos section over the last few months with moving boxsets from dvd to files. This has spured watching content chronologically rather than pot luck order via recording their broadcasted version.

What we're finding is that it's very hard to keep track of where we're up to. typically we know which season, but the episode is much more difficult to know so ends up browsing where we think we are, starting playback to find if we have a bookmark and ultimately exiting and playing the next file till we stumble upon the correct one.

I think it's a case of the streaming services having both 'resume watching' which will immediately resume playback from your recent media (as does emby and plex iirc), and they also seem to have better visibility as you browse content on whether they've been watched or not.

are there any options i've overlooked that would make mythtv Videos more user/WAF friendly in this respect?

liveTV/recordings side is much easier to see progress but feels like the Videos area is archaic and massive overhaul is required to bring it inline with other solutions.

I can completely see how Videos would work better with films which are a single file  you'd typically watch in it's entirety, but for TV boxsets it seems much more difficult to keep track of where you are.
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