I have noticed that some TV shows have an S icon in the thumbnail and some have Q icon. In this example both are on the same machine, both are WTV files recorded by the same Vista machine running TV Pack. Anybody know what Q & S indicates?
There is a running thread on it on TGB that still doesn’t seem to clear it up, a memeber of the eHome team posted
“It is two different methods of creating the thumbnail. ‘S’ is for the
Smart version, and ‘Q’ is for the Quick version. Please let us know if
you see any strong differences between the two.”
But that still doesn’t explain it
That would make sense but can’t be right as they all have been watched
Richard Miller points out the registry key for it:
It looks like its: S and Q are two different methods of creating the thumbnail, I guess this is only showing for the beta and the icon will be gone in the final version
Final word on it via Twitter:
Final Final word
Smart thumbnail – generated by analyzing first 10
minutes of recording after pre-padding and applying some algorithm to
pick up best thumbnail – lots of memory and CPU usage.
Quick thumbnails – pretty much first I-frame after pre-padding or so.
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