[mythtv-users] Editing shows in Android frontends (inspired by "The future of MythTV" thread)

Ian Evans dheianevans at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 19:34:12 UTC 2021

On Sat, Jun 5, 2021, 2:35 PM James Abernathy, <jfabernathy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 5, 2021 at 2:09 PM Ian Evans <dheianevans at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As I mentioned in my contribution to the "The future of MythTV" thread,
>> the backend recording is still very important to me. In the pandemic we've
>> consumed a lot of "comfort food" oldies sitcoms that broadcast on the retro
>> OTA channels but may not stream or have home entertainment releases.
>> Anyway, I tend to edit out/mark commercials in those shows which is easy
>> for the big remotes as ai just key assign the editing commands to the red,
>> green, blue, yellow buttons.
>> For those using, say, a Shield or Chromecast with Google TV (I have the
>> latter and there's barely any buttons on the remote) how do you mark/edit?
>> Could you use a Bluetooth keyboard at that point?
> So I do something similar. I have a 2017 Nvidia Shield TV with the really
> crappy remote.  I use the Logitech Harmony smart hub remote system to solve
> that problem by adding a magic non-existent keyboard to the remote and
> assigning Harmony keys to needed functions.
> However, when editing recordings to adjust the cut marks more accurately,
> I use a Bluetooth keyboard so I have all the keys that mythfrontend
> allows.  The bluetooth keyboard is an old Apple Mac BT keyboard for a Mac
> that long ago was retired from use.

Thanks for the info. Possibly dumb question: what receives the keyboard
input? The Shield or a Bluetooth dongle on the MythTV box?

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