[mythtv-users] Odd response to forward

Dick Steffens dick at dicksteffens.com
Mon Mar 24 00:05:24 UTC 2014

Last night we watched something I had recorded with my old ReplayTV 
before I had Myth running. I used the ReplayTV download function to 
transfer the .mp4 (and several other .mp4 files) to my desktop machine. 
The, when Myth was running, I copied those files to the Myth machine, 
and moved them to /var/lib/mythtv/videos. Then I used the function 
(don't remember the name, or where it is) to have Myth discover those 

The movie included some commercial breaks. When we got to them I used 
the jump ahead function (right arrow on the remote) a few times to get 
to the next part of the movie. The odd thing was that the first time I 
hit the right arrow, instead of jumping forward, it jumped back. Further 
applications of the right arrow did jump forward. That sequence was 
repeated for each commercial break. Otherwise, the movie played correctly.

Any idea what was going on there? I haven't had that problem with any 
videos recorded by Myth, nor with the other imported videos that were 
recorded on my ReplayTV.

Possibly unrelated: When we finished watching that movie I tried to 
delete it. Myth said it could not. This afternoon I was noodling around 
and noticed that I was the owner of that file. Once I changed the 
ownership of that file and the associated .png file to mythtv, Myth was 
able to delete the video. I went back and looked in 
/var/lib/mythtv/videos and, sure enough, the video file was gone, 
however the png file was still there.

Also possibly unrelated, somehow the .mp4 file had an extra dot in front 
of the .mp4, so movie..mp4. I know that's no problem for Linux to deal 
with, but is that why Myth didn't delete the .png file, which has only 
one dot?

Thanks in advance.


Dick Steffens

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