[mythtv] [PATCH] Playlist feature UI tweaking
cpinkham at bc2va.org
Sun Jan 23 17:00:27 EST 2005
> I believe I misunderstood the function of the alternate popup then.
> What exactly does "Change the recording group" do when a playlist is
> present? The function without playlists present filters the view by the
It changes the recording group for all items in the taglist/playlist.
So I can for instance, tag all my wife's Christmas shows that she
hasn't watched yet and throw them in a "Christmas" group all in one
shot without having to change each individually. Several people in the
past have suggessted/asked-for the ability to move multiple recordings
at the same time to a different recording group.
> >Maybe a better layout would be something like this:
> >MENU popup
> > - Playlist Actions (calls sub-popup)
> > - Play
> > - Play Random
> > - Delete All Items
> > - Change Recording Group
> > - Clear
> > - Add title/category/recgroup/etc.
> > (And eventually maybe)
> > - Save
> > - Load
> > - Edit
> >INFO popup
> > - Add to Playlist
> > - Remove from Playlist
> I like this layout with a single button on the MENU popup for Playlist
> Actions and then the Add/Remove button as the only change to the INFO
> menu. This keeps the INFO button acting the same across the board and
> the MENU button gets more functionality that applies to the entire
> screen as it should. This feels more intuitive to me than the original
> or my patch.
> Did you say you had this in you tree already or is it something you'd
> like me to work up?
I don't have this, I was just saying that I had the existing playlist
code in tree for a while. I've been putting some shows on VHS tape
recently for my wife's grandmother and it was annoying to have to keep
coming back to the TV every 45 minutes to start a new recording playing.
With the playlist, I can tag 8 shows and come back 6 hours later and the
tape is full of 8 shows without commercials. :) Have to convert the
commercial skip list to a cutlist first, but that's easy enough. I
figured others might want this functionality as well as the ability to
do something like tag 3-4 kids shows and just let it play for a while.
I can take a shot, or you can work something up if you want to since
you've been patching that code recently. Not trying to push it off
on you though, I can work on the changes if you don't want to. Inside
a bunch of functions like play/delete/etc. there is an if statement
that does one thing if there is a playlist and does another if there
is not. We probably want to just split these out and make separate
play functions for playlist/non-playlist, etc.. Should make it easier
that way since we won't have to set a flag so we know where it was
called from (it, "Play" on the Menu/Playlist popup or "Play" on the INFO
Want to tackle it?
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