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Link to description in Recorded Programs

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:05 pm
by popgood
Hi,
I have a couple of suggestions for the VBox Manage Recordings panel (in order of most wanted)
1) Provide a link to a popup of the recorded programs' description as the Program Name is not usually sufficient for a delete decision.
2) When deleting a recording have an option to do a refresh immediately after a delete ( as it can get in a pickle)
3) Provide an option to move the recording to a network folder and ideally update a recordings.xml file at the destination.

I purchased a XTi3442 a few months ago and whilst it mostly works well I have had a lot of issues get everything working satisfactorily.
My current big issue is the management of recordings as I tend to record a lot of programs then delete or move them to a separate family of folders. I have a separate folder for each TV series for example.

In order to keep everything synced this is the only process I can rely on to work: -
1) Open up Manage Recordings in IE
2) Make sure no recordings are happening and none scheduled for duration
3) In Android go to Settings/Apps and delete the cache for the Kodi & SPMC Apps
4) Open Kodi and go to TV/Recordings
5) Scroll through recordings and based on name and description decide whether to delete or move.
If delete - use Delete option in Recorded Programs list
If move - move file to required folder and rename then use Delete option in Recorded Programs list
6) Refresh the Manage Recordings panel in IE
7) Repeat 5<>6 until done.
8) Exit Kodi and repeat 3

The reason I follow this process is that using delete in Kodi is often unreliable though the first delete is usually OK.
I find (6) necessary to resync the Recorded Programs with the panel otherwise the second delete will often fail.
(Though starting at bottom of the list and working up theres no need to refresh until finished)
I usually rename the file as otherwise its difficult to know what the episode is about.

My setup: -
Windows 7 PC
MS IE 11 for VBox management as its the most reliable/predictable
BUFFALO NAS for recordings
3x Android TV boxes with Kodi, SPMC and Vbox Live TV Apps
(I use the confluence skin with Kodi & SPMC)

best regards,
Stephen

Re: Link to description in Recorded Programs

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:59 am
by popgood
After another session this morning I believe a short description in the actual Recorded Programs list is a better option as it would save on clicks. I also think a 'resync' option that scans the recordings.xml and deletes entries that don't match available files would be of benefit.
In summary the requests are: -
1) Provide a a short description of the recorded program as the Program Name is not usually sufficient for a delete decision.
2) Provide a 'resync' option that scans the recordings.xml file and deletes entries that don't match the available files.
3) Provide an option to move the recording to a network folder and ideally update a recordings.xml file at the destination.
4) When deleting a recording have an option to do a refresh immediately after a delete ( as it can get in a pickle)

regards,
Stephen