[mythtv-users] DVB-T radio timeline strangeness

John Veness John.Veness.mythtv at pelago.org.uk
Wed Aug 17 09:05:28 UTC 2011

On 10/08/2011 14:17, John Veness wrote:
> 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.

I guess it's bad form to bump, but am I really the only person seeing 
this, with latest 0.24-fixes on Ubuntu?

Could other UK Freeview users schedule a recording on, e.g, Radio 4, and 
then while it's still recording, start playing it back then skip to the 
end with e.g. down arrow, and see if it hangs for you as I describe above?

The other problems listed below could also do with verifying, but the 
above is the most annoying.



> 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
> program.
> 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
> repo.
> Cheers,
> John

John Veness, MythTV user, UK, DVB-T

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