Jump to Time in (Long) recordings ....
So here we are starting the MotorSport Season & long Recordings - 4+ hours in many cases ....
The first Races of WSbK are now recorded and again the angst in having to (so called) fast Forward instead of a simple jumpt to the required point in the recording ... sigh
Can the Developers not give us a clue as to when this much missed feature from the original YV version will be implemented ?
Would be appreciated !
Thank you in anticipation - The Newfster ...
My opinion - and I stress opinion - is that any major changes or additions to the various firmwares are not going to be implemented now or in the neare future due to the developers of this software either lacking the programming ability, budget or sufficient time to do so. The last three firmware updates to my box have all been mainly comsetic in nature, simple changes to the GUI or the moving around of existing data that any trainee coder could handle on his day off. Anything major, like adding a "Jump To" or a manual timer recording option, changes to the core functions or any of the dozens of other open requests currently listed in the 'Consolidated list of improvements and feature requests' Thread are unlikely to be addressed no matter what. Some of these requests, such as your Jump To, have been flagged for months, if not years, and nothing has been done in all that time so expecting something to be done about them as a matter of priority requires quite a Leap of Faith.
I now have to put my hand on my heart and say, aside from some long-term exisiting bugs with the firmware, I'm fairly happy with the the way my box functions. But I would be even happier if it did some of the things that it used to do but which have been dropped along the way. I'm afraid you'll just have to accept that things are the way they are and what you want isn't important or cross your fingers and hope that the next firmware update will be a veritable cornucopia of helpful changes, new features and enhanced functionality. I'll let you decide which it's going to be based on the response you got to your question here.
But YouView really ought to hop to it, and get this done.
I think that's pretty much guaranteed.
The only reason why BT (or TalkTalk) would not wish to adopt it would be be if this feature had some kind of impact on their income from the users, and I can't think of any way that this would happen.
I wouldn't worry about it. But theres already been one comment on here that this isn't that good. We've only been waiting for it since NextGen launched. Theres just no pleasing some people.
Having saw the new Jump to Time on a friend's box I'm surprised they didn't go with what they had before where you simply typed in the timepoint you wished to reach. This new method is rather less user friendly.
Why they have not implemented the selection of minutes within a recording I don't know, especially as it is known it can be done and has been done very recently, in the new gen, but can't say more due to NDA.
Let's hope it's developed further as it is the one real missing feature from the Old Gen that I miss most.
Its been a feature long asked for.
Stating complete your complete speculation as fact is a dangerous game my friend. You forgot to state the term 'in my opinion'.