[MPlayer-users] Feature Request: LivePause/Timeshift

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon May 12 11:58:47 CEST 2003

On Mon, May 12, 2003 at 10:37:46AM +0200, Rene Bartsch wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi,
> when you watch or listen a live-stream/live-tv there's often a situation
> in which you need to pause (e.g. receiving a call or going onto the
> potty, ...).
> MPlayer is missing a LivePause/timeshift-function here.
> The simpliest way would be to implement a secondary, disk-based cache. 
> So you could e.g. set the command-line option -disk-cache=XXXXX, where
> XXXXX at least should allow 2 GByte. When the primary, memory-based
> cache ("-cache"-option) reaches 75 % all additional data should be
> written into the secondary disk-cache.
> That method would allow fast, memory-based caching for short scenes and
> LivePause with the disk-cache.
> Any chance anyone will implement that?

Very unlikely. It would need to write 18 megs per second, which is
pretty insane... What you really want in this situation is something
like a pvr, that encodes video and lets you watch it at the same time,
and the current mplayer framework does not do that.


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