[mythtv] Re: [PATCH] mono support, take two

John Coiner mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 20 Nov 2002 00:24:13 -0500

oh yeah, i missed that with the changing samplerate and bitdepth on the 
fly. That's sketchy... It is safe to assume uniform parameters 
throughout the stream. We can dial these parameters into the sound card 
once, at the start of playing.

So, I think the code to update them on the fly would never run. We don't 
want to have code hanging around that never runs, except error checking.

Jim, could you please resend without that? Or is there a reason it's 

After this patch does go in, I may put a knob in settings.txt to allow a 
user to optionally specify a preference for mono or stereo. For example, 
if you had a mono tuner and a stereo sound card, you would want to 
record and encode mono (since everything downstream of the tuner is L==R 
anyway) and save the extra CPU cycles. Does that seem reasonable?


-- john