[mythtv-users] how to improve Myth (was "OT: I'm streaming Netflix on my Linux box")
jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Oct 8 15:14:11 UTC 2008
On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 11:02:29AM -0400, Magnus wrote:
> Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> > I don't want to see my movies with my TV shows.
You already do in the current interface.
Content is segreggated by how it originates. You basically have
a duplicate structure in 2 places for essentially the same data. If
you're lucky, you can have EXACTLY THE SAME data in both places.
You can make a nice game out of it for old shows that aired back
when prime time viewing hours required less commercials.
> Nor should you have to.
> Though it should be optional.
> i.e. show me every piece of media that I have that has a credit for
> David Hasselhoff... I get every episode of the original Knight Rider
> series, the Spongebob Squarepants movie, an Apple trailer for "The
> Legend of the Dancing Ninja", some really awful music (that is
> supposedly very much appreciated in Germany, or so the story goes), and
Aggregating that with a remote control is going to be painful and
> some snapshots of him that were taken at the state fair. Because
> sometimes you just need your Hoff fix, right?
> Right now all of these media types are handled by different facilities.
> Can't dump them into a mixed-media playlist. It's all sort of
I am less bothered that different types of media are handled with
different plugins. What seems problematic to me is that different types
of copies of the same exact content is handled differently and there isn't
any communication between the 2 handlers. It would be very handy for the
scheduler to know that it can record the last 3 seasons of TNG or the last
5 seasons of SG1 without wasting space, duplicating effort and needlessly
tying up a tuner recording the others.
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