[mythtv-users] DVB-T radio timeline strangeness

John Veness John.Veness.mythtv at pelago.org.uk
Wed Aug 10 13:17:02 UTC 2011

Starting some time within the last few weeks, I have seen some 
strangeness when playing back DVB-T "radio" recordings from UK Freeview 
(e.g. BBC Radio 4). Specifically:

1, If I play back a recording that is currently in progress, and skip to 
the end, I still hear the audio playing OK but the frontend seems to 
hang - it won't respond to cursor keys or "Esc" or "I" or anything like 
that. I have to pkill mythfrontend to regain control.

2, If I skip back five seconds using the left-arrow cursor key, it won't 
always skip back that much - sometimes it only skips a couple of seconds.

3, If I play the recording then get to the end of the program and press 
"E" then cut to the end, if I later play back the same recording to that 
point, the edit point may be a few seconds away from where I thought I 
had left it. E.g. the program may be cut off a few seconds early, or I 
might hear a few seconds of the announcer's voice after the end of the 

These things may or may not be related, as they all possibly have 
something to do with the on-screen time-line.

Anyone else seeing similar problems? DVB-T video programs seem OK.

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 with up-to-date 0.24-fixes from the Mythbuntu 



John Veness, MythTV user, UK, DVB-T

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