[vdr] Latency using vdr-xine

Petri Hintukainen Petri.Hintukainen at hut.fi
Sun Apr 9 05:32:31 CEST 2006

Hello !

On Sat, 2006-04-08 at 04:10 -0700, CR wrote:
> Hi all,
> I don't want this to seem ungrateful or overly critical, but I find when I
> use vdr-xine (not even network vdr-xine) there is an additional 2-5 second
> latency on-top of normal delays before channel changes show up in the
> window.  With softedevice, there is almost no delay, channel changes occur
> <=1.5 seconds.
> I've disabled all vdr-xine buffering (through OSD), hysteresis, etc, but
> the delay still persists.
> In fact, when I change channels, in the terminal that launched vdr, I can
> see "vv" and other messages 2-4 seconds after the log indicates a channel
> change.

Have you tried xineliboutput plugin with xine ?
At least for me (DVB-C), it has channel switching time < 1 sec and seek
time < .25 sec (if I can even measure that).
Even with network, channel switching is almost same ; just seeks 
are ~.5 sec.

- Petri

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