[mythtv-users] Can't skip forward on remote frontend while recording is still in progress - RemoteEncoder::SendReceiveStringList(): Response too short

Stephen Robertson stephengrobertson at gmail.com
Tue May 11 18:54:54 UTC 2010

On 11 May 2010 17:51, Mark <irish at irishmark.co.uk> wrote:
I suspect not, "RemoteEncoder::
> SendReceiveStringList(): Response too short"
> is an indication that front and back are not playing happily.
> The two reasons I've come across for this are:
> A) mismatched versions
> B) Tweaking the database (this happened to me when I tweaked a couple of
> columns in something, mebbe recorded table)
> The Myth protocol, as I mentioned earlier, is poor. It's entirely unrobust
> and incompatible with everything except the exact same version.
> Often developers add things to the protocol and forget (for a few versions)
> to bump the proto-version.

Just to follow up for anyone coming across this in the archive.  It was a
stupid user error.  I had forgotten that at some point in the past I had
changed the settings in mythtv-setup on the master backend so that the ip
address was rather than an externally accessible one.

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