Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#11913 closed Developer Task (Fixed)

Start live TV from standalone guide

Reported by: Jim Stichnoth Owned by: Jim Stichnoth
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.28
Component: MythTV - General Version: Master Head
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no

Description

It should be possible to start Live TV on a specific channel from the Program Guide screen. This would make it faster to start watching a particular live show, and would also be a workaround for situations where Live TV can't be started because it insists on starting on a channel that can't be tuned for some reason.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Jim Stichnoth <jstichnoth@…>

In 7555b69babe1e600a33978ecf0d60756bf391e40/mythtv:

Allow Live TV to be entered from the top-level Program Guide.

This allows the user to start Live TV on a specific channel from the
Program Guide grid. Otherwise, the user needs to wait for Live TV to
start and tune the initial channel, then find the channel actually
wanted, and wait for it to be tuned. This also provides a workaround
when the default initial channel is untunable for some reason.

Currently, if the desired channel is not tunable (e.g., all capable
recorders are already busy), it will fail.

Refs #11913.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Jim Stichnoth <jstichnoth@…>

In c0c5299ab82f638157b17ba13af154f73c27a40d/mythtv:

Allow Live TV to be entered from the top-level Program Guide.

This allows the user to start Live TV on a specific channel from the
Program Guide grid. Otherwise, the user needs to wait for Live TV to
start and tune the initial channel, then find the channel actually
wanted, and wait for it to be tuned. This also provides a workaround
when the default initial channel is untunable for some reason.

Currently, if the desired channel is not tunable (e.g., all capable
recorders are already busy), it will fail.

Refs #11913.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Jim Stichnoth <jstichnoth@…>

In e3ee97cd75d58b5ac9420c2b8b5f624e4c368de2/mythtv:

Be more flexible about starting the Guide at a particular channel.

The DefaultTVChannel specifies the initial channel to highlight when
the Program Guide is started from the top level (not from within Live
TV). The original logic required an exact match on the channel
number, and if there was no exact match, it would start at the
beginning of the channel list.

The new logic finds the closest match using the same "smart" channel
number comparison function used for sorting the Guide by channel
number.

Refs #11913.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Jim Stichnoth

Resolution: Fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by Jim Stichnoth <jstichnoth@…>

In 98c908842bd26ee0afd6c02d305594796b8d6b43/mythtv:

Add tunability tests to the Watch This Channel menu entry.

Make sure the selected channel can actually be tuned before offering
the "Watch This Channel" action. Refs #11913.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by Jim Stichnoth <jstichnoth@…>

In e1b5bb027dd4e179e021e613de50906188a4ece4/mythtv:

Allow Live TV to be entered from the top-level Program Guide.

This allows the user to start Live TV on a specific channel from the
Program Guide grid. Otherwise, the user needs to wait for Live TV to
start and tune the initial channel, then find the channel actually
wanted, and wait for it to be tuned. This also provides a workaround
when the default initial channel is untunable for some reason.

Currently, if the desired channel is not tunable (e.g., all capable
recorders are already busy), it will fail.

Refs #11913.

(cherry picked from commit c0c5299ab82f638157b17ba13af154f73c27a40d)

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by Jim Stichnoth <jstichnoth@…>

In 0157c7c7d47fd0b98f3e28bf0c1185d45da660b0/mythtv:

Be more flexible about starting the Guide at a particular channel.

The DefaultTVChannel specifies the initial channel to highlight when
the Program Guide is started from the top level (not from within Live
TV). The original logic required an exact match on the channel
number, and if there was no exact match, it would start at the
beginning of the channel list.

The new logic finds the closest match using the same "smart" channel
number comparison function used for sorting the Guide by channel
number.

Refs #11913.

(cherry picked from commit e3ee97cd75d58b5ac9420c2b8b5f624e4c368de2)

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by Jim Stichnoth <jstichnoth@…>

In 38dcaeab0b97b5dc3ba081a8bdcf420e1110cd59/mythtv:

Add tunability tests to the Watch This Channel menu entry.

Make sure the selected channel can actually be tuned before offering
the "Watch This Channel" action. Refs #11913.

(cherry picked from commit 98c908842bd26ee0afd6c02d305594796b8d6b43)

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