[mythtv] Channel change speed
Boyd II, Willy
wboyd at fulbright.com
Wed Sep 10 16:33:32 EDT 2003
Ok I'm going to chime in here with a "me too" saying that this is very much
something I'd like to see as well, so much though that I'll say here & now
I'll start sometime this week at getting up to speed with the code, and see
what I can come up with. This will be my first attempt at improving on a
project like this, but I've wanted to contribute to something like this for
a while. And the channel-change issue (along with my crappy kt133 chipset)
is the single solitary reason I won't let myself try to show off MythTV to
any of my less-technical friends.
This is mainly in response to the standard disclaimer: "If someone submits a
patch it will get fixed". Wow what a no-brainer: of course if a patch is
submitted then one can logically assume a fix will eventually follow ;-) I
think a more constructive response (which no-doubt has already been posted,
before the flames start ;-) is something like "it's really hard to do
because _____ but if you or anyone else wants to figure that out, please
do..." OR "it's not hard but we like it the slow way because _______ "
(separate frontend / backend over network) "... but if you want to submit a
patch to make that an option go ahead..." I think it's easy to get tired of
answering the same old questions, but for new list users it's also easier to
send an email than search the Gossamer archive so people tend to communicate
rather than go read...
I think I remember reading something about the ringbuffer not really being a
"ring" right now... if that can work will that help? I also wonder about
somehow flagging the channel change in the buffer, so you can keep on
buffering, just the REW will know not to spill over into the previous
Again I'll start reading code so I can do my part, just some thoughts...
From: Reza Naima [mailto:reza at reza.net]
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 2:26 PM
To: Development of mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv] Channel change speed
would it be possible to _not_ tear down the ringbuffer and just issue the
change channel command instead. perhaps jump to just before the head of the
ringbuffer before changing the channel. It just means you can back up the
view something on the previous channel...
Isaac Richards wrote:
On Wednesday 10 September 2003 02:45 pm, Michael Foley wrote:
I was wondering if anyone was activly working or
planning to work on this issue. I understand that
when viewing tv through Myth, the tv is not actually
"Live", but Microsoft is able to do it on the same
hardware with only approximatly a 1 second delay. I
wanted to see if this is going to be possible with
Myth anytime in the near future.
If someone submits a patch, sure.
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