(2012-04-06 17:13)dushmaniac Wrote:
(2012-04-05 20:19)XBMCUser4657 Wrote: [*]No extra backend software needed. XBMC could pull directly from my HD Homerun tuners and the DVR functionality could be configured directly within XBMC
if you write an add-on that can interface directly with the hdhomerun, sure, but then the hdhomerun will be the backend. XBMC will not get an internal backend, since there's no reason to spend time on that. Configuring the backend from within XBMC is certainly something that can use some love, but there's no reason to include a PVR backend in XBMC itself.
Quote:[*]No more Live TV standalone menu....would love this to be integrated into my Videos menu where I see a sub-menu for Live TV, TV Shows, Movies, etc.
as far as I can see, you can already do that by modifying the skin
Quote:[*]Recordings which can be configured with a name schema, then have metadata scraped. They would then seamlessly integrate into the Videos library in the appropriate location. I believe this is the whole universal front-end concept.
that's on the long term planning, but needs quite some changes in the interface
Quote:[*]Please enable reliable timeshifting. This is the single biggest current gap!
not even going to look into this right now, not before PVR is in mainline in it's current form (after more cleanups, reviews, etc)
Quote:[*]Series scheduling would be awesome. More sophisticated series scheduling (where it looks for only new episodes, or actually looks for the name of the show instead of a straight-up recurring time slot) would be even sweeter
same remark as with the recordings
Quote:[*]Have XBMC offer a reliable and easy-to-configure EPG pull - is this even possible?
what do you mean?
Quote:[*]Enable an easier way for the EPG to color by show category (without having to go to an XML config file)
this must be something specific to the backend that you're using. when you use tvheadend as backend, you get a coloured epg without configuring anything.
the focus for Eden was to get a stable and proper PVR build that's good enough for daily usage, which I think it is now. now, the focus for me for Frodo is not to add any new features, but clean up the current tree where needed/desired, and get it merged into mainline. I'll include minor changes that are sent via a PR if they're ok, but won't include any big changes right now that change the current behaviour.
(2012-04-23 00:35)Hasu0bs Wrote:
(2012-04-17 16:51)da-anda Wrote: Margro - please do not limit the TS buffer to only the current channel. Buffer is buffer - no matter which channel. On MediaPortal I often have the situation that I'm ~ half an hour behind in the TS buffer and a new show is starting on a different channel. Then I just jump to "live", switch channel and go back in the buffer to watch the rest of the show on the other channel. So why would one want to limit the buffer to the current channel and loose everything even on probably just a occasional channel switch? The displayed stream/buffer length etc ofc can be limited to the currently running show/channel, but the buffer itself should be kept and "browseable".
PS any chance to get hands on your local timeshift patch? I'd just love to finally drop MP, but I need timeshift I can compile myself and use 4TR Argus.
BTW - can't Argus record one channel and allow watching another channel on the same DVB-S transponder? It used to work with any software or settop box I know of - also missing this a bit.
I dont think this is necessary, why don't you just jump over to epg and schedule a recording for the show you want to watch later? I think timeshifting is more a compromise for short times like stopping to go and pee and jump back to live tv when the next commercial starts...
The way I've always used timeshifting is having an hour long scheduled recording and jumping into it 20 minutes late, skipping all the commercials and "catching up" at the end of the show.
The other use case would be starting a show, pausing it, putting the kids to bed, then returning (and probably skipping a few commercials now that some time has been built up in the buffer)
As far a having a universal buffer that encompasses all channel changes, I'm not a big fan of this. EyeTV's DVR software does this, and I hate it. I've used a TiVo for 10 years, and I'm used to the buffer flushing at each channel change. I'd probably be happy either way though.