[mythtv] Re: [mythtv-commits] mythtv commits

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Mon Nov 15 03:37:50 UTC 2004


On Sunday 14 November 2004 21:04, David R Bosso wrote:
> --On Sunday, November 14, 2004 8:14 PM -0500 "J. Donavan Stanley"
>
> <jdonavan at jdonavan.net> wrote:
> > While I certainly can change the speeds by editing code, the user base
> > can't.  The reaction of the users will probably be much like that of my
> > wife when I failed to note that speeds < 5x were missing before rolling
> > out an update to our main box, and it wasn't pretty.
>
> Does she miss the fractional speeds, or just the 1x-4x range?
>
> I just did some timing on my production system with the old code.  This is
> using a PVR-350 for output.
>
> Indicated  Actual (approximate)
> 1x         1x
> 1.5x       1.7x
> 2x         3.3x
> 3x         5x
> 8x         10x
> 10x        12x
> 16x        26x
>
> I've never used the fractional speeds, and don't find <3x (actual) useful
> at all.  5x seems to be where it feels like ff/rw, and I find myself using
> 10x or 12x to skip ahead for most things.
>
> What do other people use?

For me:

1x & 1.5x	useless
3x	good for slow scanning
8x	good for skipping through unflagged commercials

anything over 8x is too fast for me to be able to react; if I need to move 
that far in the recording I just use the jump keys.

-JAC


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