[mythtv-users] mythtv: channel changing speed ?
knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 23:59:25 UTC 2008
On 17/10/2008, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-10-18 at 00:15 +0100, Nick Morrott wrote:
> > On 17/10/2008, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Is mythtv slow when changing channels ? What would a typical channel to
> > > channel lag be ? Why ?
> > Testing my satellite card (DVB-S, UK) a channel change in LiveTV took
> > ~5s. MythTV prebuffers video before displaying it, which is why LiveTV
> > browsing can appear slow when compared to a regular satellite
> > receiver.
> Is there a way to change that, to make the channel change speed faster ?
As an end-user? No.
For watching Live TV with fast channel surfing you probably want to
use a different application (perhaps kaffeine) that does not buffer
the stream. Your Live TV watching experience will be better, but you
lose the PVR benefits that MythTV provides.
Watching Live TV is one of many features, but not the main driver for
MythTV development, and whilst many users do watch Live TV (myself
included occasionally), many do not to take advantage of MythTV's
commercial flagging, timeshifting, and jump/skip functionality.
MythTV Official wiki:
MythTV users list archive:
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