[mythtv-users] Odd response to forward

Dick Steffens dick at dicksteffens.com
Mon Mar 24 21:23:46 UTC 2014

On 03/24/2014 08:44 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/23/2014 08:05 PM, Dick Steffens wrote:
>> <snip> 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.
> You've just discovered why MythTV has seek tables. 

Thanks. Your explanation makes a lot of sense.

> <snip>
>> 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.
> That isn't related to the skip/seek issue.

I guessed that it wouldn't be, but thanks for confirming it.

>> <snip>
>> 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?
> Quite likely--the way we strip the file extension to create the 
> preview picture name isn't super robust and is really only tested with 
> a single dot before the extension.
  That, too, makes sense. Thanks.


Dick Steffens

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