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

Hika van den Hoven hikavdh at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 18:20:11 UTC 2021

Hoi Tim,

Saturday, February 27, 2021, 10:39:41 AM, you wrote:

> 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.

I have noticed that if you jump out of Videos to say Recordings, it
will remember the selected Video. So if you later go back to Videos,
the same episode is selected. I use that if I'm watching a series in
Videos to keep track. Of cause if either of the users of the system is
watching a different series...
I also noticed it stores it separately for every frontend.

Tot mails,
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