[mythtv-users] Corrupted Seektables - rebuilding doesn't help

scram69 scram69 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 21:14:41 UTC 2008

On Feb 12, 2008 1:00 PM, Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:
> I searched through the archives and came across a couple of postings
> (the most recent of which was from the 24th or so of January) regarding
> rebuilding the seek tables.  Unfortunately, those postings didn't
> correlate too closely with the issue that I have started having.
> On some HD recordings, and this is on HD only, when playing it back and
> you hit a commercial skip, the view will freeze entirely with the OSD
> up.  Remotely getting in to the frontend and restarting mythfrontend
> restores functionality.  Now, viewing the same video with commercial
> skip off, you stumble in to the same problem when you attempt to skip
> forward or skip back.
> I've run:
> mythcommflag --clearcutlist <video file name>
> and
> mythcommflag --rebuild <video file name>
> The result is that I can play back the video, but when I skip forward or
> back, it pauses for 5-8 seconds before it completes the skip.
> Additionally, what is strange, is that the OSD now thinks that the show
> is only 15:59 long (not 60 minutes).
> These HD recordings are all OTA recordings, and, interestingly enough,
> they do not have a lot of corruption or pixelization.. they are pretty
> clean (and look stunning).  However, like I said, it is really just some
> of the recordings, not all.  Initially, I thought it was with regard to
> the time frame that they were recorded in (we were about a month behind
> on our viewing of shows), but even ones as recent as the 26th have
> exhibited this problem...
> I'm kind of at a loss as to what else, if anything, I can do to get
> these to play nice..
> -Rich
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