[mythtv] [PATCH] position map using frame numbers, rev 2

Doug Larrick doug at ties.org
Sun Dec 14 11:23:45 EST 2003

On 12/14/03 04:45:49, Isaac Richards wrote:
> On Sunday 14 December 2003 12:03 am, Doug Larrick wrote:
> > BTW: what would you say to a patch that, when hdtvrecorder has no
> > signal, generates & encodes a blue screen with text "No Signal" and
> > sends that to the ringbuffer?  Might even be fancy and include the
> > bad station's signal strength as reported by the card.  This would  
> > allow the user to exit in that situation w/o having to kill the >  
> frontend.
> That'd be cool..  Could do the same with a message to the frontend,
> though, and that'd probably be a little easier than generating a mpeg  
> stream.

The problem is that, when the frontend doesn't get any data while  
waiting for a stream to start, there are at least 2 places where it  
gets stuck in loops (tv_play.cpp:602 and RingBuffer.cpp:684) with no  
clean exit path.  I don't think it's in any state to accept a message  
from the backend either.  Trying to get it to at least accept the exit- 
playback keypress, I banged my head against this for a couple days,  
though somebody who understands the overall frontend architecture could  
probably do a better job.

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