[mythtv-users] Smoothing out the channel change script
myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Nov 17 05:44:44 UTC 2006
On Nov 16, 2006, at 9:35 PM, Viitasaari wrote:
> So this is a fact of life with MythTV?
> Q: When using live TV, why is there a delay between the moment I
> the channel and the time the channel actually changes?
> When you are watching live tv in Myth, you are actually watching
> which has first been written as a file to the hard disk. In doing so,
> the 'live TV' that you are watching is actually TV that has been
> captured a few seconds beforehand. Whenever you change channel, the
> file has to be removed and a new file created. The fact that this
> a couple of seconds is responsible for the gap you are seeing in
> channel changes.
> Although this doesn't sound too good, it is necessary to create this
> file so that you can do cool stuff such as pausing and rewinding live
> TV. The 'approved' method of using live TV is to use 'browse mode' so
> that you can see what is on any given channel without having to change
> to that channel itself. The other main answer to this query is that
> you have MythTV, you'll rarely use live TV anyway on the grounds that
> all you favourite programs will be sitting on the hard drive ready to
> Of course if you do have any coding skills, there's always the
> chance to
> have a look at the code to see if channel changing can be made any
> faster. You would certainly earn this FAQ writer's gratitude if you
> did :)
> So how many lines of code we talking about to sift to start
> figuring out
> how to change channels faster?
Welcome to gossamer. You should use it.
Lots of information that's been discussed WAY too much about this topic.
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