[mythtv-users] Best way to integrate a Netflix feed into Myth ?

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Mon Aug 22 21:39:36 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 5:27 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> With broadcast MPEG2, you usually get around two keyframe per second, so
> your buffer would hold at minimum half a second.  With broadcast h264, this
> can be several seconds apart, and worse still, you can reference multiple
> keyframes back.  If not in the ring buffer, they at least must be stored in
> the video player itself.  What I was getting at is that if you are more
> than a short period of time from live, you would have to use an independent
> buffer and pull from the disk, meaning whatever system you set in place to
> allow live tv to pull directly from the recording buffer rather than from
> the disk, it would need to be able to account for that possible separation
> and pick up the new data source.

I don't follow.  We live in a day and age when I can order 8GB of RAM
for under $50.  Why do I need to go to disk to hold a few seconds or
at worst 10s of seconds worth of video?


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