[mythtv] Question about playback

Isaac Richards ijr at po.cwru.edu
Fri Jun 25 12:42:22 EDT 2004

On Friday 25 June 2004 12:13 pm, Dudley Atkinson wrote:
> I suppose it depends on what you're after.  I don't want to timeshift
> necessarily.  I see the utility of it though.  Buffering to/from disk
> affects the quality of the video somewhat, at least on my system.  I have a
> fast DMA-working HD with good hdparm characteristics, but the throughput
> isn't perfectly clean from source to output.  I'm looking for things to
> tune that will improve it.....
> For me the whole point is recording and watching when I want to, without
> the commercials if possible.  I'll work on the live tv tuning to improve
> (perfect?) the quality with the buffering too.

Top posting is annoying.

How on earth can buffering pre-encoded data to disk affect the quality?  
You're pulling it directly off the capture card, the data doesn't change 
depending on what you do with it before you send it back to be decoded.


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