[mythtv] [PATCH] Movie filter in progfinder
joelf at altelco.net
Sun Apr 13 14:12:02 EDT 2003
A quick look in the database shows that there are about 40 different
categories that tv shows are put in:
I was thinking of allowing a person to setup 2 or 3 different preset
views that show only what they want to see. Added to the ability to show
different categories is things like showing movies which would be based
on length and on number of stars (for my grabber it looks like all
movies have more than zero stars). Additionally some sort of length
option could be available, like things an hour long, or 1/2 hour and so
The problem is is that there are too many categories. For me I'd just
present a text box that people can type in their own SQL statement, but
that wouldn't fly with the general public.
So, all in all, I still don't know what to do. I'm going to leave it the
way it is, and if someone want to change theirs they can do it in
source. Mine specifically removes shows that are in the category
cooking, and health and fasion for instance.
Ben Bucksch wrote:
> Joel Feenstra wrote:
>> I just don't have a clue about how to present the options to the user.
> I'd make it a menu / list, e.g. give a way to the dialog and in that
> dialog present a list of "Show only:" "Movies", "Series", "TV Shows"
> (maybe others, if we can determine them).
> ("The Show" latter is how esp. talkshows, quiz shows, TV magazines etc.
> are called here in Germany, from your post I infer that you call series
> also "show", I don't know the appropriate translation.)
> I could provide those "types" of programmes fairly unambiguously with my
> XMLTV data source, if I invent a new, non-standard tag. (Somebody else
> would have to hack the USA grabber.) Is there interest in that?
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