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

David Engel david at istwok.net
Mon Jul 19 15:54:28 UTC 2021

On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 09:43:53PM -0700, 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.

Set your desired slow speed normally, then press A twice to toggle
bettwen it and normal speed.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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