[mythtv-users] Non-continuous picture when watching TV in MythTV

Isaac Richards ijr at po.cwru.edu
Mon Mar 3 21:44:35 UTC 2003

On Monday 03 March 2003 03:58 pm, Unit3 wrote:
> Erik Arendse wrote:
> > The performance has _nothing_ in common with xawtv, which just grabs
> > data from the BTTV driver and stuffs it on your XV display. MythTV is
> > a real PVR which is always timeshifting, if you just want to view TV
> > then use a TV-program like xawtv.
> Wait...
> So even if you're not doing the "pause live tv" thing, and you're not
> recording a show, the software is still passing everything through the
> encoder? Doesn't this seem a little wasteful to anyone? I, for one,
> would like an option to have it just do an overlay passthrough unless
> I'm actually recording something.

The option exists.  Just run xawtv from the menu item for 'Watch TV' instead.  
I see no reason to duplicate its functionality.


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