pecinko Wrote:Let me try differently.
Buff was trying to find a solution for kids movies and proposed parental locks. He said he did not try with profiles. I suggested he may give it a go as it might be a simple and efficient way to solve the problem. You said no, profiles are not a solution for his problem.
My use case is quite simple. I don't care for custom scripts that compensate for lack of good rating info. I have separate source folders and profiles. I know what I'm putting in there. End of story.
I'm just saying: be careful what you wish for or you may end up entering PIN every time you want to watch a movie. For those who actually like this - happy sailing.
For what it's worth. I have used parental PIN locks long time ago with MM and MCE. From my point of view, profiles are simpler and more efficient at the same time. Your milage may vary.
I see your points Pecinko, I haven't gotten round to trying out profiles as yet, but from what I understand from the other posts, this will hide the movies I don't want the kids to watch (which is not what I want). Therefore, whenever I want to watch something, I would have to switch profiles, which presumably incorporates a password (or else what's the point!)
I would have thought it far more user friendly (i.e. less steps involved for the user) to just have to put a password in when playing a movie over a pre-defined rating. And presumably, the password system could be turned off easily enough, so once the kiddies are in bed, you can just turn the protection off, so you don't have to put the password in each time - which would be a similar amount of steps to switching profiles, I would have thought.
Obviously, different people like/want different things, which is part of the beauty of a system like XBMC and I can completely understand that some may want the movies hidden, so the kids can't see the fanart. Personally, I just don't want them watching the movie, but I don't mind them seeing the fanart.
I will get round, at some point, to trying out profiles, but I'm not convinced it will be ideally what I want.
Cheers for the points though