[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #2320: Add a 'watched' flag to recordings
skd5aner at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 22:49:12 UTC 2006
On 9/7/06, Stuart Morgan <stuart at tase.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thursday 07 September 2006 04:58, MythTV wrote:
> > Perhaps doing a percentage based amount as opposed to a static time frame.
> > Either something to the effect of it knowing/monitoring that you watched
> > 90% of the show OR that you exited the show with 10% left.
> Please discuss the patches in mailing list in future.
> A percentage alone doesn't really work for very short recordings or very long
> ones - the period would either be too long or too short.
> I updated the patches yesterday to use a percentage with a 5 minute minimum
> and 12 minute maximum threshold. Those values will probably be tweaked based
> on feedback from those testing the feature.
> I'd be interested to know whether anyone could present a good argument for not
> allowing watched and autoexpire flagged recordings from being deleted first
> by the autoexpirer? I don't really want to add more settings to turn it
> Stuart Morgan
Thanks Stuart, I see what you are saying, but I think a flat time
minimum wouldn't really cut it without some additional criteria like
Also, on another note - there are many different types of media
applications out there that have similar kind of flags. iTunes has
"play count" that increments ONLY when you have listened through the
end of the song. So, if I have a 4:00 minute song and start playing
at 3:59, as soon as I listen to that 1 second the playcount will
increase. On that note, I don't know what the value would be, but
maybe you could even have "play count" of shows watched? It would
make since maybe in mythvideo. I think mythmusic does a play count
too, but doesn't it increment if you started to listen to the track,
not finish it?
This kind of seems to be a subjective topic, what is "watched" to one
person may not be "watched" to another. But, I like the idea for both
"archival" purposes (have I watched that yet? It recorded a long time
ago) as well as for deletion purposes (delete these shows first on
autoexpire because I've watched them). I think it's a good feature to
add. I have shows on my mythbox that I forget if I've watched or not,
and I think this would be useful.
On Thursday 07 September 2006 12:59, Mark Spieth wrote:
>> perhaps another metric would be if it ended with a bookmark set its isnt
>> completely watched.
> That won't work, at least not for me - I've got the 'always set bookmark when
> leaving playback' option on.
Isn't that the point? I might be confusing myself by reading that,
but if you "alwasy set bookmark when leaving playback" that means that
you haven't finished? If you have finished the bookmark wouldn't be
set because you reached the end, correct?
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