[mythtv-users] RFE: Put part-watched recordings at the top of the Watch List
stichnot at gmail.com
Sun May 27 14:28:23 UTC 2012
On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 6:33 AM, Joey Morris <rjmorris at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> I have three primary use cases for this:
> 1) Start watching a show in one room and finish it in another. I did a
> quick test, and it looks like PREVCHAN is specific to the current
> frontend, so that wouldn't work for this use case. Is JUMPPREV also
> specific to the current frontend?
> 2) Start watching a show one day and finish it the next.
> PREVCHAN/JUMPPREV should work for this use case as long as I stick to
> the same frontend. (I put my frontends to sleep instead of shutting
> them down, so that shouldn't be a problem.)
> 3) Start watching a show, exit it to watch something else, then finish
> the original show after watching an arbitrary number of other shows.
> The time between starting and finishing the original show could be
> several days. To complicate matters, those shows in between may fall
> into use cases (1) or (2) themselves. I don't think PREVCHAN/JUMPPREV
> would work in this use case, because they go back just one show, but
> I'd want to go back 2+ shows.
I have a feature request from my family along these lines. The idea
is to have a "Previously Watched" screen which shows a list of all
programs watched on this frontend (or possibly a different frontend),
sorted by most recently watched. That in itself probably covers most
of the use cases described so far, but there's an extra twist. You
should be able to directly continue watching a program from this
screen, but you should also be able to jump to the Watch Recordings
context from when you last watched the program. For example, if
you're catching up on episodes of some series, you would be able to
return to Watch Recordings with your previously watched episode
highlighted in the previous context - specifically, keeping the same
"group" selected, e.g. "All Recordings" versus the particular
series/title. This would allow you to easily move to the next episode
in the series. One would have to think about what to do if the
recording is no longer part of the original context, which would
happen if the program is permanently deleted, renamed, moved to a
different recording group, etc.
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