[mythtv] 0.28 backend web server
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Mon May 11 16:47:22 UTC 2015
On 05/11/2015 01:20 AM, Stuart Auchterlonie wrote:
> Can you explain the deficiency in the frontend's scheduling capabilities
> that makes you need to do this?
I've been using MythTV since 2003 and have probably used the frontend to
schedule a recording five times. Mythweb is a keyboard interface and
much more friendly for creating recording rules. For standard rules,
it's much easier to search using a keyboard than a remote control.
However, about 90% of my recording rules are Power Searches and would be
very painful to create through the frontend. I create recording
schedules when I hear about a new show well before they are available in
listings (most of my rules are a callsign match + title regex). For
sports, I have rules that have more complex SQL to rule out classic
re-shows, re-broadcasts, pre-season, etc.
Some tasks just do not lend themselves well to a 10ft remote interface.
It's not a problem with the frontend's capabilities, it's just not the
best tool for the job.
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