[mythtv-users] Easy toggle slow-normal playback speed?

faginbagin helen.buus at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 18:04:13 UTC 2021

On 7/19/2021 12:43 AM, DryHeat122 wrote:
> I frequently have the need to watch a small part of a recording in 
> slow motion.  I found that one can do this by issuing keyboard "a".
> This brings up an interface where you can increment or decrement 
> playback % (plus or minus) by using a slider that operates with 
> successive presses of the l/r arrow keys.  That's one press to bring 
> up the interface, plus five presses to slow by 50%, five.presses to go 
> back to normal, then one ESC to close the interface. Twelve presses to 
> accomplish.
> That's fine if you do this rarely, but I do it to analyze swings in 
> PBA tournaments. There are up to 46 swings in a game, and like five 
> games in a tournament.
> Is there any way to set a slowdown amount preference and toggle 
> between it and normal with a hotkey?
> I'd like to be able to watch a broadcast, detect when the bowler is 
> starting, hit the key to switch to slowno, wait till the ball clears 
> the pins, then hit the key again and get back to real time.

The SPEEDINC action mapped by default to the U key will get close to 
what you want. If you pause playback right before the action you want to 
see in slowmo, then press U, it will play at 1/16 speed, a second press 
will give you 1/8 speed, third press 1/3 and fourth will resume normal 

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