[mythtv-users] Watching TV without recording?
J. Donavan Stanley
jdonavan at jdonavan.net
Sat Feb 21 16:00:27 EST 2004
Niklas Brunlid wrote:
> Hi, new to Myth, got backend/frontend setup but still waiting on
> swedish tv_grab (yes, I saw the xmltv-devel post, but that attachment
> was incomplete :) ).
New to PVRs in general I take it?
> Anyway, my question is: why must myth record/encode/decode if all
> you're doing is watching TV? Would the delay from jumping to LiveTV
> Pause mode be unacceptably long? I'm asking because it seems strange
> to use 50-80% of the CPU to do something that XawTV and TVTime do
What happens when you're watching a game and want to see a play over
again? Or you're watching a movie and you miss a line of dialog. If
you're seeing 50%-80% of your CPU being eaten and that's a problem then
maybe you should consider upgrading your hardware. I'm curious why it's
an issue, if you're watching TV on the machine what else are you doing
> I know I can change the main menu "Watch TV" option to launch TVTime,
> or even add a new option, but that kinda defeats the purpose.
So does not keeping a ringbuffer running while you're watching TV.
As an aside, this topic has come up lots of times and is a dead horse.
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