[MPlayer-users] Re: mencode + mplay = timeshifting
Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri
gsbarbieri at yahoo.com.br
Tue Apr 15 07:06:08 CEST 2003
--- D Richard Felker III <dalias at aerifal.cx> escreveu:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 06:48:44PM +0200, David Kuehling wrote:
> > [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read
> > > so ideally, i'd like to setup a tivo-like operation, where i can
> > > and fastforward live tv.
> > > this seems as easy as running mencoder and mplayer at the same
> > > this doesn't work, however, as mplayer can't seem to handle the
> > > that it's playfile grows as it's being played.
> > > is there any way to circumvent this problem? a switch perhaps,
> > > tells mplayer to recheck the length of the file once it reaches
> > > end? or a streaming mode?
> > The problem is not mplayers fault. It is just the flawed design of
> > AVI format. AVIs are no real video streams, instead they use an
> AVI works fine without the index (except no seeking), and mplayer
> play files while they're being written by mencoder. It used to stop
> playing when it got to the position that had been the end when
> was started, but that was fixed 3 or 4 months ago!
But is mencoder able to handle ring buffers? If we don't, we will need
a very large HD to hold a day :)
Also, Mplayer needs some functions to be able to not get over the
limits/boundaries of the ring buffer, imagine yourself seeking to the
beginning of the stream and go to the end!
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