[mythtv-users] 2 second delay on video (and is there a way to get rid of it?)

James Paige jamesp at westcoastaerospace.com
Fri Jan 18 15:40:14 UTC 2008

Wade Maxfield wrote:
> James Paige wrote:
>>>> 1 second would be adequate
>>>> 0.5 seconds would make me dance with joy.
>>> When you see what a 0.5s delay looks like, I doubt you'll be dancing
>>> with joy. I find a small disparity in sync much worse than a larger,
>>> more obvious difference.
>> Alright, maybe it will be a brief dance of a small amount of joy, but 
>> I'll dance anyway.
>> Dang it, why is this so hard? Dick Tracy could do two-way real time 
>> video in 1964! ;)
> It's not hard.  It's just the Myth might not be the right tool for this 
> job.  The list archives have some discussions on using Myth with game 
> consoles.  There's a situation where any delay is not acceptable
> I think the suggested solution is to use xawtv and add a menu item to 
> jump straight to it.
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/261869
>   - Wade

Oooh, nice. I never thought of the "gaming" angle. I will read that 
thread with great interest.

James Paige
West Coast Aerospace, Inc.

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