[mythtv-users] Problem with MPGs

David Brieck Jr. dbrieck at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 02:26:38 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 3:54 PM, Trey Thompson <treythompson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Most of my MPGs aren't able to fast forward/seek/etc...  This occurs in
>>> > Mythfrontend, MythTV Player.  So, I checked the seek table, rebuilt it,
>>> > etc...
>>> >
>>> > However, if I play the MPG in another program like VLC, even then it
>>> > doesn't
>>> > know the length of the file, and I can't properly seek/etc...
>>> >
>>> > Thoughts?
>>> I've found a bunch of these in my recordings recently.  When I try to
>>> play them the player thinks they are only 2 minutes 10 seconds long
>>> when they should be an hour.  The files are 6GB so it's certainly
>>> longer than that.  Rebuilding the seek table doesn't improve the
>>> situation.
>>> I ran it though VideoRedo and it seems to have fixed the problem.  I
>>> am still investigating but these were all recorded on my HDHR around
>>> the time the power supply was starting fail.  I guess that's my
>>> leading suspect.
>> Mine are all recorded with either a PVR-150 or PVR-500, off analog cable.
> Anyone have an idea how I can troubleshoot this?

You can try to optimize your db tables and check/repair errors. Is
your mysql data on a separate physical drive from your recordings? I
think when people see this problem it's usually an IO issue with
comflag, transcodes all going on at the same time and everything is on
a single drive.

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