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Author Topic: REQ 1.02.10 Secuirty Lock for Adult Rated Movies  (Read 9863 times)

October 13, 2009, 10:04:10 AM
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Cloud

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 :D Hellooooooooooo Cloud here  ::)

Anyways as you can read my the title of the thread, this is the feature i wish to see. The reason self explanatory. I have a 1TB HDD and i have some movies on their which are not suitable for family viewing i.e - Swimwear Models 2009 in HD :P  so i would love to see a some kind of Firmware in the future to make this possible.

Example :

Put all your files in one folder and then use the option to password protect it, like 4 digits. Its like a software called Folder Lock for Xp/Vista and also dvd players also have this feature. I know its hard to do, but i would appreciate if someone can actually do this..

I know all the Programmers are busy doing requests for everyone and busying drinking coffee, so i've put up a poll and hopefully attract everyone on here to vote and some nice programmer will do this for US...even the programmers themselfs. Its not just for me, but im sure everyone will benifit from it :)

Thank You

Amen

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« Last Edit: October 13, 2009, 10:41:11 AM by jayallan »

October 15, 2009, 05:20:42 AM
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R00K

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It would have to be even better than to just lock out the playing of the movies.

It would have to not have them show up in the Playlist at all.

I thought I'd be smart and place "my" movies in a subfolder of a subfolder under the name of a boring Discovery Channel type name like the "The Evolution of Micro organisms during the Paleocene period"

But the title names still show up when you hit the video button and not using the folder tree.

The security feature needs to NOT SHOW rated movies or movies in a Rated folder with out first entering in a passkey

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October 15, 2009, 06:15:46 AM
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I wonder if this might be a good candidate for a little usermod?

The way I see it we could have a screen that asks for a password/PIN and a hide/unhide option which then kicks off a script to rename the directory (I don't even care if I have to use a specific directory name) with or without the "." at the start of the directory name to hide or unhide it.  I'm a relative Linux newbie, so I don't know if there is anything that might keep this from working the way I think it should.  Do any of the Linux gurus here think that this is feasible?

October 15, 2009, 08:43:37 AM
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R00K

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Quote from: idaho680

p.s. i voted "NO" for this security feature ... personal responsibility anyone ?

It's being responsible to ask for it.

I guess you don't use ratings lock outs on your tv?  You just expect your little darlings to respect that you said - "No Skinamax while I'm working in the garage"

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October 15, 2009, 09:20:48 AM
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I definitely do keep all "adult" material on a separate hard drive that is locked away.  I would still like this feature as an additional security measure.

October 19, 2009, 10:19:55 AM
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why dont you just keep your porn on a separate hdd ? (locked away)  and plug it in when you need it ? ;)

p.s. i voted "NO" for this security feature ... personal responsibility anyone ?





what if the boy finds the key for the lock on the porn? 1 more layer of protection never hurts IMO. i like this feature would love to see it implemented.

October 28, 2009, 12:29:48 PM
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xlerate

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I definitely think this a worthy request.
It should not be thought of as just for adult videos but also ratings as well.
The WDTV is simple enough that children can use it and mine does.
Saying someone should get a separate hard drive for their 'special' media is like saying get a separate computer for your banking and password sites.

This is what passwords are for. Designated access.

October 29, 2009, 05:50:15 AM
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I definitely think this a worthy request.
It should not be thought of as just for adult videos but also ratings as well.
The WDTV is simple enough that children can use it and mine does.
Saying someone should get a separate hard drive for their 'special' media is like saying get a separate computer for your banking and password sites.

This is what passwords are for. Designated access.

And it doesn't necessarily have to be adult videos either.  If you have a young child, you may not want him to have access to even PG-13 material. This seems like a reasonable request to me. It would also be nice if we could get movie sheets supported without the need for custom firmware and have a way of tagging the material with age ratings as well viewer ratings.

November 05, 2009, 01:33:04 PM
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Cloud

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Sorry was on holiday just come back :D

but Mr idaho680, its not porn im on about. like xlerate said rated movies i.e - Step Brother; kids might want to see it as its about family (dumb example :P i know) thinking its a film for them but its not.

I have a 1TB HDD and right now i cannot afford another HDD as i have many things to take care off. Im sure there are others like me, unable to afford it. But it would be nice to see a folder "Clouds Movies" and when accessing it, asking for Pin code 4 Digit or even 3.

And it doesnt have to be a firmware, it could be a script that sits on your HDD and everytime you load your HDD it auto-runs the script. (incase this is a easy method ?)

Amen :)
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November 09, 2009, 02:32:15 PM
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I too would love this feature.  I also have young kids and would like to lock them out of movies rated above PG.  Now that I'm using a Harmony remote, even my 3-year old knows which button to hit to "watch a movie"...scary...

November 26, 2009, 06:35:28 AM
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Cloud

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Anyone else on this feature? Please we need more people. anyone willing to do this for us? Please god think of the children :P from the simspons episode. lol

Thanks


January 25, 2010, 07:11:36 AM
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Yes please. I am a big horror fan but I'm sure my 4 year old daughter is not. I have placed them in seperate genre folders but all are accessable via 'all video' and I have thumbnail images so could run the risk of her seeing something upsetting. At the moment I'm the only one using it as it is my new xmas toy but she will soon be able to whizz her way round the controls

January 25, 2010, 08:38:21 AM
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I understand the semantics of this request but not sure I see the need for it, really.  Why not use directory structuring to accomplish the same goal.  If you have a MOVIES directory like I would assume most WDTVers do, just have sub-directories like Rated G, Rated PG, Rated NC-17, Rated R, and Rated X.  WDTV Live users can even use a "start-up" video with warnings to viewers about watching things they know they shouldn't be (then the "but I didn't know it was bad" excuse is moot) every time the device is turned on.

I have to side with the "personal responsibility" remark.  Sure, as a kid, I knew and pushed the boundaries on (and even outright broke sometimes) some "rules" my parents had but I was also VERY AWARE OF THE FEAR AND CONSEQUENCES OF GETTING CAUGHT.  People astound me these days always wanting someone else to take the responsibility of protecting their children from objectionable material when, in fact, it is just that they're not very good parents to begin with if their child doesn't obey (or is really punished for breaking) the rules.  If you read that as harsh criticism then so be it, truth is truth.  And, regarding PORN or other adult-oriented material...if you really need THAT much variety to get you going that it necessitates a separate HDD (my collection resides on a 16GB flash drive with room to spare) then you have a much bigger problem than needing password locks on your WDTV.  I'm certain my opinion will offend many so let the bashing begin...just remember that people who live in glass houses sink ships (or something like that).

January 30, 2010, 01:34:23 PM
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With all due respect, this isn't psychology class.
Password-protection for folders would make an excellent feature and should definitely be implemented, not to mention I think it should be very easy to program as an addon.
if LOCKED-FOLDER > if PASS-CORRECT[open] else[go-back]


February 02, 2010, 10:26:28 AM
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This feature is present on any dvd or satellite box so it should be a no brainer. common sense says you dont want your 7 year old to accidently start watching Hangover. I tried using windows\tools to hide the directory with PG-13 content and higher but no go. Rigth click Properties and you can select the hidden button but it wont take the command. I figure you can just hide, then unhide when you want to watch your movie. Anybody else had any luck. ???