[mythtv-users] sequentally play video files
artem.astafyev at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 10:06:03 UTC 2011
2011/7/11 Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com>
> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 8:05 PM, Artem Astafyev
> <artem.astafyev at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Then again I have to make playlists for all folders and remake them after
> > adding/removing files. And playlist will always start from first file but
> > want to start from any file in a folder and then next videos play
> > automatically one by one.
> > It's default behaviour of most hardware dvd players and I don't
> > why it haven't been done it mythvideo yet.
> please note that top posting is frowned on here (although I admit I
> did it in response to yours)
> It would be easyish to write a script that would to what you want then
> activate it as a custom player. It would also be easy to write a
> script to automatically add new files to your playlists.
> Overall you need to appreciate the open source ethos - if you want it
> bad enough you have two choices:
> 1. write the code and submit a patch; or
> 2. create a groundswell of people who want the same thing, and
> convince the developers that enough people want them to implement the
> feature. then hope some coder pickes up the torch and creates your
> dream feature.
> Frankly I have no need for this feature, I can understand it if you
> have, eg, a load of music videos and want to keep playing music videos
> But i use mythvideo for movies and tv programmes, and don't want some
> random video popping up after the latest movie I watched.
> A system that automatically started the next video in some arbitrary
> order would p*** me off. In fact my LG tv accessing mythvideo via DLNA
> does that, which makes me hate it.
> So basically it's a matter of taste and don't think because some
> hardware player does this that myth should. On the other hand if it is
> a useful addition (despite my own misgivings, and I am only one
> opinion) then once you submit a patch it will undoubtedly become an
> option :)
I just want to know if it's possible before writing a patch :) By the way it
may be configurable whether to play next video automatically.
But writing custom script is a good idea. I'll have to use external player
but it's better then nothing.
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