[vdr] Feature request - 1.5x playback with sound

Kartsa kari at kniivila.com
Sun Oct 2 13:47:51 CEST 2005

>> >> Well I was just watching a DVD with PowerDVD windows player and it has
>> >> the ability to play back with 1.5x and 2.0x speeds with sound. Without
>> >> changing the pitch. And that has to be done with software since I have
>> >> no kind of hardware to do that. I know that mplayer can play with many
>> >> speeds with sound but the pitch changes also.
>> >
>> >I think this would be very nice thing to be done.
>> >
>> >Mythtv supports this and it was really nice to 'speedwatch' a program
>> >while it had already recorded some minutes and when one caught the
>> >realtime transmission, it switched to normal speed.
>> >
>> >Configurable time-skips with different buttons would be nice thing too 
>> >:)
>> >
>> Is this really the case that only the two of us are interested in this 
>> cind
>> of functionality?
> Me too, although I would be happy even if the pitch changed.
> But is this something that can be done entirely on the VDR side?  I would
> tend to believe that the decoder needs to be modified as well.  In other
> words, it could be made to work on softdevice and the like, but not on
> (m)any full-featured tuner cards.
You may have a point there. Maybe this could be done using mplayer plugin? 
Mplayer can change the speed but the pitch changes. 

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