[mythtv-users] Exiting near end of still-recording program results in no bookmark set

Tom Lichti redpepperracing at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 21:51:03 UTC 2011

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 4:32 PM, John Veness
<John.Veness.mythtv at pelago.org.uk> wrote:
> I have the setting "Action on playback exit: Save position and exit".
> This saves a bookmark when I press Esc while playing a recording,
> allowing me to resume from where I left off.
> However, if I start playing a program while it is still being recorded,
> and skip right up to the end (or as close to the edn as I can get, which
> is a few seconds before the end), then press Esc, a bookmark is *not*
> set. This means that when I play the recording again, it starts from the
> beginning rather than when I got up to.
> I often "chase play" recordings like this, like sporting events, where I
> start playing the program late and skip through the adverts, and catch
> up to the live broadcast. It's OK if I continue playing, but if I stop,
> no bookmark is set and it's annoying when it happens. The workaround is
> to pause or skip back a few seconds before stopping, but I keep
> forgetting to do so.
> I think this problem is new in 0.23 or 0.24. It certainly happens now
> with up-to-date 0.24-fixes, and I certainly don't recall it happening in
> 0.22 and earlier (I only used 0.23 for a day or two).
> I've searched in trac but can't find a ticket about this. I just wanted
> to check here before raising one. Do other people see this?

I see this with trunk up to yesterday. I do the same thing with
sports, and sually what happens to me is I catch up to the end (most
often I just don't notice it) and if I jump forward more than what is
left in the recording (for instance, I have my down arrow set to jump
2 minutes forward, so if there is say only one minute left in the
in-progress recording) then it will jump to the end (or very close to
it), play for two or three seconds, then automatically exit playback,
and not save a bookmark. Slightly annoying, but I deal with it. It is
easily reproducible if logs are wanted.


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