Movie trailer feature

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Movie trailer feature

Post by markweir » Tue May 14, 2019 4:11 pm

Are they going to add in the movie trailer feature that is in the Discover guide on the release version? I thought this was a great idea.

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Re: Movie trailer feature

Post by GetMatt » Tue May 14, 2019 7:56 pm

I sure hope not. I did not like it at all. If they due I would hope it doesn’t auto play like before.

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Re: Movie trailer feature

Post by ACraigo » Wed May 15, 2019 6:19 am

Here's another vote for NOT implementing THE MOST ANNOYING feature EVER DEVELOPED!

To have a trailer thrust upon you, audio blasting wide open, on an auto-play trailer you can't turn off is a special kind of user HELL. I don't know who thought that was a good idea during development, but I'm here to tell you THEY WERE WRONG!

"Features" that have no user control is 'ASS-HAT-Development 101'. It's fine if time is wasted developing dumb 'Features' and it's fine if those dumb 'Features' are included in the UI, but not many 'Users' are going to share the deep love and affection Developers see in "The Face Only It's Mother Can Love" so you can do whatever you want... just make sure The User can turn it off.

Here's an idea...
If there's a trailer, develop a button that reads:
"Play Trailer"

Everybody's happy.

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Re: Movie trailer feature

Post by nateb » Wed May 15, 2019 8:43 am

I'm fairly sure this feature was already axed in the old UI.

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Re: Movie trailer feature

Post by signcarver » Wed May 15, 2019 9:23 am

I don't believe it was "axed" just that there were not as many that had them in the data... i like the idea of trailers but not the autoplay in the implementation (would rather click "trailer" and have a setting for autoplay trailers... i can understand it be on as default so people are aware trailers are available but needs a way to turn off such autoplay and then when it is off, have a way to play them if desired).

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