[mythtv-users] "Please Wait" no longer appearing when playing recordings?

Mark Kendall mark.kendall at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 15:39:57 UTC 2011

On 15 February 2011 23:25, John Veness <John.Veness.mythtv at pelago.org.uk> wrote:
> But, I'm still not seeing any Please Wait message.

It was only fixed around 12 hours ago in fixes/0.24

> The lack of immediate feedback when pressing a key to start playback is
> disconcerting, to both novice and experienced users. I'm not
> particularly in love with the Please Wait screen (maybe an animated
> spinner or similar would look nicer), but I would welcome it back.

There are modifications in master that allow the theme to display a
progress bar but this is currently limited to bluray startup progress.
I'm looking to extend that to perhaps dvd's and seeking to bookmarks
(only really relevant to certain file types for which seeking is
extremely slow). For normal startup, the biggest delay is usually in
ffmpeg scanning the file and initialising the decoders - which
currently blocks the main thread. Hence there is no opportunity to
refresh the display and provide animations etc at that point.



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