[mythtv-users] Updating program info displayed
dfishburn.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 11:50:45 UTC 2011
On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 8:05 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> On 07/05/2011 10:19 AM, DFishburn wrote:
>>> I have a question about changing which data is displayed as I cycle
>>> through the list of programs I want to playback.
>>> I always get confused between the theme and the OSD.
>>> So, as I move through the available records, the bottom of my screen
>>> shows this information:
>>> Series Title
>>> Episode Title
>>> Channel Channel Title
>>> Some flags Fri June 24, 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
>>> Episode description
>>> I would like to modify this to also include the Original Airdate. The
>>> only way I know to get this information is via MythWeb, which is often
>>> not very convenient.
>>> I believe this can be modified by editing some of the XML files under
>>> What I think I would like would be something like this:
>>> Channel Channel Title Original Fri Dec 24 2007, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
>>> Some flags Last Fri June 24, 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
>>> Any suggestions, and is this possible by simply editing the XML?
>> The non-playback UI is the UI Theme--the UI during playback is the OSD
>> Theme. So, since Watch Recordings is shown before getting into playback
>> (used to start playback, actually), you want to edit the UI theme--which
>> would be blootubelite-wide, according to the above.
Thanks Mike, that description is all I need.
Charles has been helping me with the theme XML and I am very close.
I ended up modifying this section of my blootubelite-wide/ui.xml. I
added the <value> element. If not included, it looks like it simply
uses the "name" of the textarea and pulls that parameter to display.
<textarea name="subtitle" draworder="6">
<value>%SUBTITLE|Episode:| %%ORIGINALAIRDATE|Original Airdate:|%</value>
What I have there is pretty good.
By using the "%SUBTITLE|Episode:| ", it will surround the episode's
subtitle with what follows the |, if and only if the subtitle was
provided. So the output I get on screen can look like any of these:
Episode:Week1 Original Airdate: Mon May 16
Original Airdate: Mon May 16
Which is better than getting this type of output:
Episode: Original Airdate:
If nothing was available.
I have one last remaining request. The Original Airdate really needs
Does anyone know how to get this value?
Does anyone know where I can go to get a list of all the available
parameters, so I can cycle through them looking for the ones I need?
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