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dweller at the-threshold

Apr 30, 2004, 12:17 AM

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Hi there,

I had an idea a while back (occasionally happens!)..

Basicly I was playing around with some recording movies, clipping out
the adverts and the tail and of the movie and was trying to get the
preview image to update to the new beginning of the movie. When it
occurred to me that it might be cool to have a "scene selector" for a
movie. So you could "bookmark" a series of movie points and when you
went into the "scene selector" it would give visual menu of the
bookmarks. Thus making it a breeze to find your way around movies.

What do you think?, go on be honest I can take it.. <chuckle>

Simon

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Truth is the most valuable thing we have -- so let us economize it.
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paul_woodward at fastnet

Apr 30, 2004, 1:01 AM

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Sounds like a nice idea to me, even better if you could link it to the DVD
burning module someone was working on a while back. Also great for people who
use myth for storing their own video content.

Paul

Quoting Simon at the Threshold <dweller [at] the-threshold>:

> Hi there,
>
> I had an idea a while back (occasionally happens!)..
>
> Basicly I was playing around with some recording movies, clipping out
> the adverts and the tail and of the movie and was trying to get the
> preview image to update to the new beginning of the movie. When it
> occurred to me that it might be cool to have a "scene selector" for a
> movie. So you could "bookmark" a series of movie points and when you
> went into the "scene selector" it would give visual menu of the
> bookmarks. Thus making it a breeze to find your way around movies.
>
> What do you think?, go on be honest I can take it.. <chuckle>
>
> Simon
>
> --
> Truth is the most valuable thing we have -- so let us economize it.
> -- Mark Twain
>


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dweller at the-threshold

Apr 30, 2004, 1:38 AM

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Paul Woodward wrote:
> Sounds like a nice idea to me, even better if you could link it to the DVD
> burning module someone was working on a while back. Also great for people who
> use myth for storing their own video content.
>
> Paul

Indeedy I guess as bandwidth and disk capicity continue to increase
people will start to collect video more and more like audio is now. So a
intuitve index into it might be a neat/proactive idea.

--
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged
demo.
- Andy Finkel, computer guy


jcaputo1 at comcast

Apr 30, 2004, 6:08 AM

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On Friday 30 April 2004 03:17, Simon at the Threshold wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> I had an idea a while back (occasionally happens!)..
>
> Basicly I was playing around with some recording movies, clipping out
> the adverts and the tail and of the movie and was trying to get the
> preview image to update to the new beginning of the movie. When it
> occurred to me that it might be cool to have a "scene selector" for a
> movie. So you could "bookmark" a series of movie points and when you
> went into the "scene selector" it would give visual menu of the
> bookmarks. Thus making it a breeze to find your way around movies.
>
> What do you think?, go on be honest I can take it.. <chuckle>

Great idea. I can also think of a simpler, easier to implement feature
that's similar and might be an acceptable first-pass at trying to
implement this. My standalone DVD player has a 'digest' button that
will bring up a scene index for movies that aren't broken down into
chapters. It does this by grabbing a frame every X minutes (I think X
is 10; don't remember if it's configurable or not). It's great for
SVCDs that don't have chapter marks. It should be relatively easy for
Myth to do this; the code is already there to grab a preview image at X
seconds, and it can be done on the fly.

Not quite what you were going for, but certainly easier in the
short-term.

-JAC
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