[mythtv] How would one speed up the channel changing in mythtv ?

Duncan Brown mythtv at duncb.co.uk
Sun Oct 19 06:45:26 UTC 2008

Linuxguy123 wrote:
> I'm thinking of using mythtv as the base for my HTPC FTA satellite
> receiver.   I've never used mythtv, but I understand its optimized for
> PVR functions more than surfing and viewing live TV and as such the
> channel changing time is a bit long.
> I'm a software developer.   I'm coming from a world of FTA receivers
> that change channels in about 1 second.  
> How much work would it be to modify mythtv so that it changed channels
> faster ?  
> I understand that the mythtv backend buffers about 5 seconds of the
> stream before it forwards it to the front end.  Is this the main reason
> for the longer channel change times ?
> What would happen if one decreased the buffer size to nearly zero ?
> Thanks      
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If you had actually read all the posts you were directed to in -users , 
you'd have realised this is a dead end question

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