[mythtv-users] Watching active recordings stops on remote frontends

lists_mythtv_users lists_mythtv_users at bigpizza.co.uk
Mon Feb 4 22:25:21 UTC 2008

Jarett Creason wrote:
> Hey all,
> I'm having a problem with my Myth setup (0.20.2), I searched the 
> archives but couldn't find this...  Yesterday, I set the Super Bowl to 
> record from my master backend/frontend machine, and it uses the 
> HDHomeRun tuner.  On that machine, I was able to go to the recordings 
> screen, select the recoding and tell it to play, then jump up to "real 
> time" and watch it as it happens.  I have two other remote frontends I 
> also wanted to watch the game from.  I did the same thing, went the 
> recordings menu, played the recording, then jumped to a few seconds 
> behind real time, but then the playback would exit back to the 
> recordings screen, like the recording was over.  I tried again, but 
> this time I'd jump to a minute behind, but then after a minute or so, 
> it would exit again, like the recording was done.  What I figured out 
> was that when I press play on the recording, where ever the stream is 
> currently at, that's where it exits once it reaches that point, like 
> it doesn't update how long the recording is while it plays. 
> For example (since I may not be too clear), I press play on the Super 
> Bowl, and when I first get the picture, I press the info button, and 
> it says that I'm 1 second into the recording, and the recording's 
> current length is 4 minutes and 30 seconds.  The recording is growing 
> though, since it's in progress.  If I just let it play, 4 minutes and 
> 30 seconds later, the recording is 9 minutes long, but the playback 
> exits right there.
> I was able to just "Watch TV" on one of the two remote frontends using 
> the 2nd tuner on the HDHomeRun, which worked fine, so I had it playing 
> in two places...  Thanks for any help, and if I'm overlooking some 
> thread or already known fix for this, please just point me in the 
> right direction.
For info, I have been experiencing exactly the same problem.  The time 
offset from the beginning of a recording at which I start viewing it is 
the time at which the recording will finish being played by the frontend.


> Thanks,
> Jarett
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