"Recently watched" recordings playback filter

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"Recently watched" recordings playback filter

Post by warpme » Mon May 12, 2014 2:59 pm

I have pvr function usage scenario where user having 2000+ recordings and hasn't daily time to watch i.e. full recorded movie from week ago.
By this, movie is watched in multiple shorter sessions and for every session user has to find in his 2000+ recordings list this desired movie.
It will be good to have another entry in recording filters called i.e. "Recently watched", where MythTV will present list of recently watched recordings.
It will be nice to have possibility to define sort order: start with newest, start with oldest, start with mostly progressed, start with least progressed.

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Re: "Recently watched" recordings playback filter

Post by rwagner » Mon May 12, 2014 3:08 pm

Is there no filter to show recordings with bookmarks?

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Re: "Recently watched" recordings playback filter

Post by stuartm » Mon May 26, 2014 8:01 pm

No there isn't, but it wouldn't be hard to add. I make no promises, but I'll try to keep this one in mind.

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Re: "Recently watched" recordings playback filter

Post by dizygotheca » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:34 pm

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Re: "Recently watched" recordings playback filter

Post by PhilB » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:52 pm

I have a rather crude and dirty system which shows the last three recordings viewed when I press a key on the remote, but it isn't integrated with the menu system.

The system events are used to log things viewed, expired or deleted:
Playback started is set to: /use/bin/logwatched.sh P %FILE% %TITLE%
and Recording Expired to: /use/bin/logwatched.sh E %FILE% %TITLE%

I also have Recording deleted set to: /use/bin/logwatched.sh D %FILE% %TITLE%
but that's a development hangover!

logwatched.sh is this:

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#log watched and delete system events
echo "$(date +%F" "%T);$1;$2;$3 $4 $5 $6 $7 $8 $9">>/var/log/mythtv/watch.log
That creates a flat file with all three events in chronological order.

I then have the 'audio' key on my remote programmed in ~/.lirc/mythtv

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    remote = mceusb
    prog = irexec
    button = KEY_AUDIO
    config = /usr/bin/notify.pl 
    repeat = 0
    delay = 0
That triggers a script notify.pl which puts a display on the screen.

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#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;

# put message on frontend screen showing recently watched recordings.
# call with FE address

my %watched;
my $count=1;

open FH, "</var/log/mythtv/watch.log" or die;
while (<FH>){
    my ($date, $action, $file, @title)=split /;/, $_;
    my $title=join (';', @title);
    $title =~ s/\s+$//;  #chop trailing spaces
    ($action eq 'E') || ($action eq 'P') || next;
    ($action eq 'E') &&($watched{$file}{sort}=-1);
close FH;

my @sorted= sort  {$watched{$b}{sort} <=> $watched{$a}{sort}} keys %watched;

#now pick out most recent
my @final;
while ($count<10){
   ($watched{$_}{sort}<0) && last;
    push @final, "$1_$2_$3  $watched{$_}{title}";

#now print/display them
if (&interactive){
    $_=join "\n", @final;
    print "$_\n";
    #only 3 get shown.  ??
    $_= "'" . join ("\n", @final) . "'";
    system "mythutil --message --message_text $_ --timeout 5 --bcastaddr $1";

exit 0;

sub interactive {
    return -t STDIN && -t STDOUT;
Unfortunately, only the first three get shown!

Have fun

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