Feature #1920

Option to turn off "Fade to Black Effect" during seeking

Added by Lucian Grey almost 9 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:RejectedStart date:02/05/2014
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Andreas Smas% Done:


Category:Video playback
Target version:5.0


Whenever seeking (fast forward or rewind) by using L2/R2 or Left/ Right button, the screen will fade to black until it reached the seek point.

It would be nice to have an option to turn this effect off, so when seeking, it could display the seek point immediately. Or if it needs buffer or something, we can probably "freeze" the start point while waiting the seek point to completely load.



#1 Updated by rick diskon almost 9 years ago

I was also going to request this. The fade effect works well on local media (using a PS3), but scanning through remote files is much more frustrating since this was introduced.

#2 Updated by Ema Nymton almost 9 years ago

I second that!

#3 Updated by Ema Nymton about 8 years ago

Hi Andreas can we have that for 4.8? It's a bit unconvenient to seek for a specific moment in a video with that option.

#4 Updated by Ema Nymton about 8 years ago

Up! How this feature can make it to 4.8 :)

#5 Updated by Leonid Protasov over 7 years ago

  • Target version set to 5.0

#6 Updated by Andreas Smas over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

Well, It can't show the first frame of the target time (since that's what we're waiting for to load) the only option is to show the last frame where we left off which to me just feels like the software has hanged or something.

I disagree with this.

#7 Updated by rick diskon over 7 years ago

Hi Andreas. I see what you're saying, but doesn't the progress bar pop up as soon as you start seeking? What was the behaviour before this feature existed?

I want to say the video frame was blacked out until the new keyframe was loaded? At any rate I'd love a switch to revert to the old method for non-local media. Network latency makes seeking horribly awkward on PS3.

#8 Updated by Andreas Smas over 7 years ago

I hear you, but still disagree :-)

#9 Updated by Ema Nymton over 7 years ago

I think we need to understand how to optimize the first frame extraction time of the target time over network. It takes a certain amount of time even over cabled Ethernet. Is it because a certain buffer has to be filled first? Realistically, to seek position, only a single GOP needs to be loaded, right?

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