[mythtv] Re: [mythtv-commits] mythtv commits

J. Donavan Stanley jdonavan at jdonavan.net
Mon Nov 15 02:20:05 UTC 2004

David R Bosso wrote:

> --On Sunday, November 14, 2004 8:14 PM -0500 "J. Donavan Stanley" 
> <jdonavan at jdonavan.net> wrote:
>> While I certainly can change the speeds by editing code, the user base
>> can't.  The reaction of the users will probably be much like that of my
>> wife when I failed to note that speeds < 5x were missing before rolling
>> out an update to our main box, and it wasn't pretty.
> Does she miss the fractional speeds, or just the 1x-4x range?
> I just did some timing on my production system with the old code.  
> This is using a PVR-350 for output.
> Indicated  Actual (approximate)
> 1x         1x
> 1.5x       1.7x
> 2x         3.3x
> 3x         5x
> 8x         10x
> 10x        12x
> 16x        26x
> I've never used the fractional speeds, and don't find <3x (actual) 
> useful at all.  5x seems to be where it feels like ff/rw, and I find 
> myself using 10x or 12x to skip ahead for most things.
> What do other people use?

Here we rarely go above 3x, 1.5x is used a LOT for adjustments after 
commercial skips or to rewind back just a bit.  Most of the time we're 
simply moving by small amounts, only when a show hasn;t been comflagged 
do we use the larger speeds.

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