[mythtv-users] The PNG Thumbnail generated by Default: Is it used for anything?

Steve Daniels steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com
Mon May 14 19:26:56 UTC 2007

Mike Perkins wrote:
> Robin Neatherway wrote:
>>> It would be useful if one could get rid of them. In the UK, at least,
>>> the contents of the thumbnails almost never have anything to do with the
>>> program they are connected to. i.e. BBC, you get a random shot of the
>>> end of the previous program, other channels, a random shot of some
>>> advert or trailer.
>> I can't agree with that. I'm in the UK and I just looked through about
>> 20 recordings on MythWeb. Every single snapshot was of the program in
>> question. Maybe you have much higher pre-roll than most? IIRC you can
>> change the point into the program at which it takes the snapshop (180
>> seconds by default, I think).
>> Robin
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> Well, maybe. I do have a bit of pre-roll, BBC2 often starts a minute or 
> two early. But did those snapshots tell you anything you didn't know 
> from reading the description next to the picture?
> Mike Perkins

On my UK set up pretty much all the thumbnails are bang on in my 
opinion. I record everything two minutes early too - I think it may take 
this into account?

I picture paints a thousand words.

Steve Daniels

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