[mythtv-users] seek problems in mythvideo, internal player
jdc at uwo.ca
Tue Mar 8 04:04:48 UTC 2005
Dan Christensen <jdc at uwo.ca> writes:
> Dan Christensen <jdc at uwo.ca> writes:
>> I've got some video captured from videotape using my PVR-350.
>> I've put the MPEG-2 file in my mythvideo directory and have run
>> "mythcommflag --video test.mpg" on it. I verified that the
>> filemarkup table has several thousand entries of the form
>> test.mpg 2199 715401254 6
>> However, when I play the video using the Internal player and using the
>> PVR-350's TV out, it is slow to seek (about 11 seconds for a 5 minute
>> jump forwards).
>> [... some deleted ...]
> I should have mentioned more about my setup:
> Myth 0.17, mdz's Debian packages
I figured out the problem. You need to specify the full pathname to
mythcommflag. When given a relative path, would it be reasonable for
mythcommflag to either guess the full pathname, or to refuse to
operate? Also, the usage info should document this. (It would also
be nice if the usage info went to stdout when produced because of -h
on the command line.)
I was also wondering why the filename is stored in the filerecorded
table. Duplicating this info with every record seems like a bit of a
waste (although maybe mysql is smart enough to store it only once)?
Wouldn't it make more sense to use the intid from the videometadata
table as the key instead (which might also get rid of the problem
of relative vs. absolute paths)?
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