[mythtv-users] The PNG Thumbnail generated by Default: Is it used for anything?
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Mon May 14 17:20:40 UTC 2007
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> and has nothing to do with whether they're created--only whether they're
> displayed. Short of hacking the code, you cannot stop the creation of
> these thumbnails. We create them so that they're available /if/ they're
> ever needed because doing so doesn't hurt anything.
It would be useful if one could get rid of them. In the UK, at least,
the contents of the thumbnails almost never have anything to do with the
program they are connected to. i.e. BBC, you get a random shot of the
end of the previous program, other channels, a random shot of some
advert or trailer.
Having a static thumbnail is one thing. I have to get rid of the 'show
the entire show as a stamp-sized image' things since they make the
program browse process slow down while the system creates these mini-movies.
Ditto Mythweb. The thumbnails are completely irrelevant, and just take
up valuable screen space.
Don't get me wrong, I can see that some people may get some benefit out
of them. I just don't find them useful at all, and the mini-previews are
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