Feature #2510

Add option to settings so Showtime will resume playing from the last stored position even if media is marked as seen

Added by . . almost 6 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:FixedStart date:01/22/2015
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Andreas Smas% Done:

100%

Category:Video playback
Target version:4.10

Description

If you play a movie and you stop it almost at the end and it's marked as played, when you try to play it again (resuming) it starts from the beginning and you loose your resume point.

You should be able to keep your resume point even in marked as watched files. My workaround is to set "mark as watched" to 100%, but this just disables the feature.

What should happen to fix the issue: If the resume point is past the set % and the file market as watched, when you try to play the file Showtime should ask if you want to resume it or start it from the beginning. You could add an option to set this behavior by default to: 1. resume, 2. start from the beginning, 3. ask.

Western Digital and other media players have this option.

Associated revisions

Revision b8cbe57c
Added by Andreas Smas over 5 years ago

Add option to ask user before doing video resume

Fixes #2510

Change included in version 4.9.143

History

#1 Updated by Leonid Protasov almost 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Need feedback

Settings->Video playback->Count video as played when reaching: 90%

If you change it to 100%, what happens?

#2 Updated by . . almost 6 years ago

Leonid Protasov wrote:

Settings->Video playback->Count video as played when reaching: 90%

If you change it to 100%, what happens?

100% disables the feature, so it always resumes, no matter if it's marked as watched or not.

The problem is when a file passes the % set, and then you stop. When you play it again it does not resume, it starts from the beginning.

Set the % as 5% and check it. Stop past the 5% and no matter if the file was already marked as watched or not, it's marked as watched but it does not resume.

#3 Updated by Leonid Protasov almost 6 years ago

But why the file marked as seen should resume? IMHO it should start from the beginning if it was marked as seen before.

#4 Updated by . . almost 6 years ago

Leonid Protasov wrote:

But why the file marked as seen should resume? IMHO it should start from the beginning if it was marked as seen before.

Because sometimes you have to stop the video and you don't know how much time is left. If it's almost over and market as watched, it does not resume.

So the question is: why do you have to set "mark as watched" to 100%, wich disables the feature unless you let all the credits go? And if you don't, you risk lossing your resume point.

Most media players ASK YOU what you want to do and you have an option to set the default: ask, start from beginning or resume. Your default is "start from beginning" no matter what. It's a mistake.

#5 Updated by Leonid Protasov almost 6 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
  • Subject changed from When file is marked as played it does not resume to Add option to settings so Showtime will resume playing from the last stored position even if media is marked as seen

#6 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 6 years ago

asdasd asdasd wrote:

Leonid Protasov wrote:

But why the file marked as seen should resume? IMHO it should start from the beginning if it was marked as seen before.

Because sometimes you have to stop the video and you don't know how much time is left. If it's almost over and market as watched, it does not resume.

So the question is: why do you have to set "mark as watched" to 100%, wich disables the feature unless you let all the credits go? And if you don't, you risk lossing your resume point.

Most media players ASK YOU what you want to do and you have an option to set the default: ask, start from beginning or resume. Your default is "start from beginning" no matter what. It's a mistake.

No it's not. In Settings -> Video you can configure the default behavior ('Try to resume' or 'Always start from beginning'). And if the seen threshold is reach the playcount is increased and the resume point is reset.

That said, having an "Ask user" option during playback start is something i'd like to add (this is also the reason why the setting is a multi option settings and not just an on/off setting)

So 'asdf asdf asdf asdf' (or whatever your name is) would an 'ask user option' be sufficient for your needs?

#7 Updated by . . almost 6 years ago

Andreas Öman wrote:

asdasd asdasd wrote:

Leonid Protasov wrote:

But why the file marked as seen should resume? IMHO it should start from the beginning if it was marked as seen before.

Because sometimes you have to stop the video and you don't know how much time is left. If it's almost over and market as watched, it does not resume.

So the question is: why do you have to set "mark as watched" to 100%, wich disables the feature unless you let all the credits go? And if you don't, you risk lossing your resume point.

Most media players ASK YOU what you want to do and you have an option to set the default: ask, start from beginning or resume. Your default is "start from beginning" no matter what. It's a mistake.

No it's not. In Settings -> Video you can configure the default behavior ('Try to resume' or 'Always start from beginning'). And if the seen threshold is reach the playcount is increased and the resume point is reset.

That said, having an "Ask user" option during playback start is something i'd like to add (this is also the reason why the setting is a multi option settings and not just an on/off setting)

So 'asdf asdf asdf asdf' (or whatever your name is) would an 'ask user option' be sufficient for your needs?

Yes, "ask" should be the default behavior and not "star from the beginning" like it is now.

If you also want to create a new setting to set the default behavior it should have 3 options:
1."ask", 2."resume", 3."start from beginning"

Thank you.

#8 Updated by Leonid Protasov over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Need feedback to Accepted
  • Target version set to 5.0

#9 Updated by Andreas Smas over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from 5.0 to 4.10

#10 Updated by Andreas Smas over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Fixed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#11 Updated by Aben Escalante over 5 years ago

I have a suggestion for when the dialog pops out, I think you can improve the dialog to something like this:

Continue playing from 3:22 (I prefer this one because there is no need to mention the title since you play the movie and then the dialog comes out)

Continue      start

or

Continue The Walking dead (2014) from minute 3:22

Continue        start

#12 Updated by . . over 5 years ago

Andreas Öman wrote:

Applied in changeset git|b8cbe57c172ea7ea75b56d35333194517d9d0de7.

I tried the last beta and the option is there, but it's not fixed.

If the file is set as played, it does not resume or ask, no mater what the setting is. It starts from the beginning.

The setting only works until the file is set as played, so if you stop the movie when it's almost finished, you loose your resume point.

#13 Updated by . . over 5 years ago

asdasd asdasd wrote:

Andreas Öman wrote:

Applied in changeset git|b8cbe57c172ea7ea75b56d35333194517d9d0de7.

I tried the last beta and the option is there, but it's not fixed.

If the file is set as played, it does not resume or ask, no mater what the setting is. It starts from the beginning.

The setting only works until the file is set as played, so if you stop the movie when it's almost finished, you loose your resume point.

I open a new bug entry and it was rejected! -> https://showtimemediacenter.com/issues/2552

What's the point of having an option to resume that does not work? It was asked for this very purpose.

So the set as played option is useless or the resume option is useless. Yo ask people to choose one or the other by setting the limit to 100% or not.

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