[mythtv-users] Losing buffered TV in Live mode (feature request)
cmcpero at megacom.net
Sun Jan 11 17:21:54 EST 2004
I've had the same problem , this is so irritating.
like you are watching a movie it's finished in live but you are 20
minutes behind , then
for some reason you accidentaly switch the channel and you just missed
the ending .
Could it be possible to have some kind of remanent buffer ? instead of
deleting the buffer at exit or changing
channel , mythtv would alway keep the buffer full (even when not
watching live tv) maybe recording could read
the data from the buffer so when you have the 15 first minutes of a
program in the buffer and you start recording it
mythtv read those 15 minutes from the buffer.
Also I think before the buffer only got deleted when you exited live tv
, so you were watching something you
switched channel , then you rewinded and saw what you were watching
before on the previous channel (I think
mythtv seeked to the end of the buffer on changing channel too). I think
, for most , this would be prefered behavior .
Tyler Drake wrote:
>Can we add functionality, so that when you change a channel while watching
>live, and you are behind live, Myth pops up a menu, asking for confirmation,
>to lose X time in live? If you don't understand, let me give an example:
>I'm on channel 61. I have it paused for 2 hours, off to do other things. I
>come back, and unpause it, then try to (stupidly) use the
>up-arrow/down-arrow to skip/go back 10 mins. Instead, I change the channel,
>and lose all my buffered TV.
>This has happened (my fault) many, many times, and I want to stop it. I
>would be willing to help write code, (when I learn C++ again =).
>(cross-posted to MythTV-Dev and MythTV-Users)
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