[MPlayer-users] Feature Request: LivePause/Timeshift

Rene Bartsch ml at bartschnet.de
Mon May 12 13:25:43 CEST 2003

Am Mon, 2003-05-12 um 12.35 schrieb Steffen Barszus:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Am Montag, 12. Mai 2003 11:58 schrieb D Richard Felker III:
> > > 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.
> >
> > Rich
> Does the cache in mplayer cache decoded video ? Since I guess Rene spoken 
> about a stream, the stream can be cached. And mplayer playes from that cache. 
> If mplayer is paused the disc-cache runs full so no video is lost. For live 
> streams that would indeed be usefull. 

This is what I wanted to say.

I'm getting MPEG2-streams from my VDR-box with about 4 MBit/s (0,5
MByte/s) by http. With a maximum cache of 64 MByte provided by
"-cache"-option of MPlayer there are about two minutes I can cache up
for pausing.

With a secondary cache on disk simply taking over data which cannot be
hold in the ram-cache this could be extended unlimited.


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