[mythtv] NEW MythPlugin functionality (PATCH)
mythtv at clabber.com
Fri Apr 11 10:26:29 EDT 2003
On Friday 11 April 2003 08:47, Joseph A. Caputo spake thus:
> Well, I think that initially there is just some general application
> startup overhead that causes a delay of a couple of seconds with no
> feedback (though Isaac said they're working on providing feedback in
> ThemedMenu or something). Then there is another delay (this time with a
> progress bar) while the metadata loads from the database. Depending on
> the size of your music database, this can take a few seconds as well.
> Not something I'd complain about for a desktop app, but for a set-top
> application I think it's a bit sluggish.
Would just like to add my two bits here. The plugin architecture would also
allow for things like having mythmusic resident, and running (i.e. playing
music) while doing other things in myth -- checking the weather, setting up
program schedules, etc. It's really annoying to have to stop music playback
when I think of a show that should be getting recorded later that night.
Obviously, if another module/plugin needs to use the sound card for output,
it should preempt/stop mythmusic (preferably with a nice volume fade
instead of a harsh cutoff).
That, plus the apparent speed increases makes for an excellent argument
IMHO. The in-memory issue could be solved by using one of the mechanisms
suggested elsewhere, like only scanning parts of the tree.
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