[vdr] VDR LiveBuffer Patch

Rainer Zocholl UseNet-Posting-Nospam-74308- at zocki.toppoint.de
Sun Aug 21 15:09:00 CEST 2005

Carsten.Koch at icem.com(Carsten Koch)  19.08.05 17:37

>And: I do not see what this has to do with the LiveBuffer Patch.

Because the OP mentioned, the "Instand Replay" would be
good if one did not understand what was said.

>If many people are in a hurry and want to watch a recording in
>half the time, why would that only be useful for recordings that
>happen to originate from the LiveBuffer Patch?


>If there really is a majority out there that would like to watch
>a recording faster than in real time, maybe the feature should
>be a general playback feature of VDR.

>Seriously: I guess it might be nice to be able to do FF and SF
>            (within limits) *with* audio.
>            That's what the feature described by Rainer really is.

I have such an analog(!) VCR and found it VERY convinient to
"fast forward with sound" without having to watch all the time!
VDR "skip 1 minute" is not a real replacement of that, because 
i often miss the right point where to continue.
As the "FF speed with sound" was selectabel it was possible
to "slow fast forward" over uninteressting parts of a discussion or
a report. Watching a movie this way would be waste of time, dacore.

It was 'simply' implemented by dropping/duplicateing(*) "frames" 
("probes" or "samples"), in sound too. So the tune (sound frequency)
was not effected (in limits)!
Sometimes an entire word was dropped, but i assume in digital world
it would be possible to drop smaler samples and to do that if sound level
is low, adding sone "error corrections"/interpolation.

(*) Of cause it was possible to have "slow motion with sound".
Very convienient to learn foreign languages, ideally if the sound 
could be kept lipp sync (the analog device couldn't).


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