[mythtv-users] "NVP: Prebuffer wait timed out 10 times" - errors after rebuilding seektable for recording

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Dec 24 14:22:31 UTC 2008

On 12/24/2008 09:14 AM, Mike Holden wrote:
> I had a few old recordings that had no seektable entries due to a
> corrupted table that was fixed some time ago but I didn't get round to
> fixing the individual recordings at the time. These recordings play ok,
> but obviously you can't skip forward or backwards, which is a real bind.
> All recordings are UK Freeview DVB-T using a Nova T.
> After rebuilding the seektable using:
> mythcommflag --rebuild --verbose important,general --allend 20080831235959
> to rebuild all programs before that date (August 2008 and before).

First, the use of mythcommflag --rebuild is only supported on a 
file-by-file basis...  I.e. it was not designed to work on a group of 
files and there has been very little testing using that approach.

> Is this normal? Recordings made normally appear to have seektable entries,
> so why is this tool unable to process the files?

And, second, you shouldn't even be using mythcommflag to rebuild the 
entries for /MPEG/ recordings.



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