[mythtv-users] Unpredictable Rewind/Fast Forwarding with the internal player

Ramon Redondo malinon at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 22:20:54 UTC 2007

> Richard Keech wrote:
> > Jesse Dhillon wrote:
> >
> >> Quick question: I use the internal player because I like how it is
> >> integrated with the rest of Myth. However, I find that rewinding and
> >> fast forwarding is unpredictable: the audio it attempts to play at an
> >> increased rate is never accurate (sometimes it just continues playing
> >> the sound from where you left off, at the same rate). At other times it
> >> will forward or rewind for T seconds, but when I tell it to resume it
> >> doesn't start playing at current+T, it will start playing back at
> >> current. In other words, it's like I didn't event forward or rewind!
> >>
> >> Does this happen to anyone? I know Myth is at version 0.20, and a video
> >> player is a pretty hard thing to get right, so I would expect things to
> >> get better as Myth progresses.
> >>
> >> J
> >>
> >
> > I too am seeing similar problems.
> > I find that rewinding DVD streams sends it into a strange state which
> > cannot be recovered from.
> > However rewinding recorded video works fine.
> > This is with Myth 0.20 from the atrpms build on Fedora Core 6, using the
> > internal DVD player.
> >
> btw, it turns out my problem was dealt with by fixing key bindings. I
> was effectively hitting
> pause following a rewind because play and pause both mapped to P.  When
> I changed the mapping
> of my Play button to "Ctrl+P" I was able to go rewind then play without
> problems.
> This leaves a remaining issue of why pause following a rewind leaves the
> system in such a
> strange state for DVDs only.

I've had similar issues, and I corrected my system by disabling the 'seek to
exact frame' feature.  I think this is in the Playback settings menu?
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