[mythtv-users] Feature suggestions
grant_emsley at yahoo.ca
Wed Nov 2 00:20:07 EST 2005
I was writing down some of the things I would like to eventually see in
mythtv. Does anyone know if any of these are being worked on, already
requested as a feature, been rejected, or already possible and I just missed
it? I know a little bit of programming but not likely enough to implement
any of these things, though I might try it anyways just for fun. Any
comments on these ideas would be appreciated.
File browser --> Browse through all files in any preset directories, and
launch the default program associated with that file when selected.
CD/DVD File Burning --> Relates to file browser, select files to be burn to
DVD, allow you to organize them into directories, then burn to disc.
Text entry from remote --> Allow you to enter text anywhere that needs it
from the remote either using a popup keyboard or cellphone style entry.
Writing lircrc from within mythfrontend --> Let you define the remote
control keys from within the frontend, like you can from the keys editor now
for keyboard controls. Additionally a help button that will show what button
does what (increases wife accceptance factor)
Joystick control --> Would be really nice when using mythgame to not have to
switch between joystick and remote
RSS Ticker --> Overlay RSS news feeds over playback/live tv and mythmusic
Cut commercials without transcode --> Would it be possible to cut out
commercials without transcoding? I suppose it could only be cut on
keyframes, but it would be nice to be able to just cut out the commercials
Scrolling text --> There are many places (eg. program description, system
status, song names in mythmusic) where text is too long to fix on the screen
at a reasonable size. Automatically scrolling it would be nice
Kids Mode --> A setting that can prevent any or all of: Setup, deleting
programs, deleting scheduled recordings, adding scheduled recordings,
conflict management. Require a password to exit this mode. This would make
it so you could give the remote to your kids and not have to worry about
them randomly mashing buttons, since they can't change any settings.
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