[vlc-devel] Re: vlc: svn commit r13518 (courmisch)

Marian Durkovic md at bts.sk
Mon Dec 5 10:50:16 CET 2005

On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 09:55:55AM +0100, R?mi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le Lundi 5 D?cembre 2005 09:22, Marian Durkovic a ?crit :
> > Yes, it's of course "nice to have" feature for advanced users,
> Digital VCR support timeshifting for the average TV watcher.

If the VCR functions are to be supported, than timeshift should be probably
combined with record into one module and it should do _nothing_ (just
pass blocks) until the user activates some of their functions. This is how
other SW works - it even doesn't display the "record menu" by default...

> and we can't expect them to enable timeshifting with "vlc.exe
> --access-filter timeshift", yet they want the feature.

well, if they intend to use SAP, they need to activate it anyway - and all
those settings could be easily stored in vlcrc.

> Let's face it. Any UDMA hard drive supports R/W at 3 Mo/s, and any 
> Pentium II will have UDMA, while its CPU may have difficulties decoding 
> the DVD in real time, and will definitely not be able to decode HDTV.

You're assuming here that the PC is doing nothing else than running VLC.
While a digital VCR is a single-purpose device, the PC (and especially
UNIX one) is not - and the user might not wish to devote all his resources
just to VLC.

	With kind regards,


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