[mythtv] Thoughts on CD/VCD/SVCD burning
Fri, 23 Aug 2002 17:49:57 -0400
On Friday 23 August 2002 12:27 pm, Thor Sigvaldason wrote:
> I guess this probably the way to go. The burning menu would have to have a
> "Convert Video" option that would let you move content to suitable formats
> and would operate very low niced, etc. If there's nothing converted, then
> there's nothing to burn. Still .... it just seems a bit cumbersome. Select
> "convert", check back periodically over the course of an hour(s), see that
> it's finally ready and then burn.
> Perhaps there could be a column in the database (with a toggle control on
> the interface) that let's users select whether they'll want to be burning
> this particular content at some point. Then, as soon as the original
> recording is over, the mpeg encoding could spawn in the background.
> This would be much easier for people who are grabbing a whole series and
> know in advance that they'll want to burn it. Just a thought.
Ok, here's what I'm thinkin, UI-wise:
- The 'Fix Scheduling Conflicts' becomes something like 'Edit Scheduled
Recordings'. It'll let you do the current selecting which recordings to
record, and also allow you to set options for a recording, with the options
being as global as the recording type. So, that way I can add in
per-recording quality level settings, and also an option for automatic
reencodes on completion.
- The 'Delete Recordings' becomes 'Manage Recordings'. Still be able to
delete things, but also be able to do other things like select a recording to
recompress and/or burn. The only problem there is indicating status. Maybe
a little task bar can go across the bottom of the screen, shows up when
you're in any of the Qt dialogs?
> Send me that. Me and apache+php+mysql go way back :-)
I've attached what exists so far. All it does is display the next 3 hours
worth of programming, for all the defined channels. Code structure is
similar to the existing mythepg. What I'd really like is if it had basically
the same functionality as mythepg, and let you select stuff to be recorded,
maybe do some conflict resolution, etc. I'll help in any way I can, but like
I said, my php knowledge level is really low =) I did do most of that
script, though, so I've got a whole hour or two of experience.
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