[mythtv-users] Thumbnail update after commercial job finishes
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Oct 28 22:21:07 UTC 2008
On 10/28/2008 05:40 PM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Oct 28, 2008, at 2:00 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 10/28/2008 04:39 PM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>>> You can choose the number of seconds after the start of the recording
>>> where the frame is grabbed for the thumbnail.
>> Which, BTW, is a completely useless setting because a) there's no one
>> number of seconds in that will always appear in the show rather than
>> the commercials and b) Myth automatically regenerates the preview any
>> time anything about the recording changes--including the completion of
>> commercial flagging--and takes the flag list into account when
>> generating the preview.
>> Mike (who believes that placebo--I mean setting--should be cast into a
>> fiery pit for all eternity)
> Maybe you should submit a patch that removes the setting since it's
> useless and when people ask about the setting, you could simply point
> them to the patch that removes it and explains why it's useless.
I may have a patch to remove it, but it won't be submitted until some
other changes I'm planning to make to the preview-generation process are
completed (it's not worth the developer time to just remove a single
> -Brad (who didn't know it was a useless setting until this seemingly
> defensive post)
Sorry. I wasn't trying to attack you for the suggestion. I just happen
to hate that setting as it's the definitive example of why MythTV is so
hard to configure: we can't ever remove settings, even after code is
added that makes the setting obsolete, because of user outcry (and, yes,
these are the same users who complain that Myth is too hard to
configure). So, I may have gotten a bit too emotional in my response.
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