[mythtv-users] Version 30 bugs

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Fri Mar 20 16:14:53 UTC 2020

On Fri, 20 Mar 2020 08:01:31 -0700, you wrote:

>I recently upgraded my Fedora system and with it MythTV from 29 to 30.  
>Two things are broken.  The first is that  FF/REW will crash the 
>frontend if I'm not careful with it (press the buttons too fast, 
>especially reversing while going fast, sticky keys on). The other is 
>mythcommflag.  It seems to hang on certain shows, no errors, no crash, 
>just never finishes.  Then, other shows don't get done (I guess) due to 
>the one that's hung.  I just found about 8 processes sitting there, the 
>oldest was three days old.  (I got about 4G of RAM back when I killed them).
>Anyone heard of these?  One thing I've thought about is the fact that 
>I've been upgrading Myth over quite a few versions (don't remember when 
>I started, but maybe 18-is?) and I've never started from scratch.  Might 
>there be old settings hanging around in my database that are 
>incompatible with the new versions?  (FF/REW got really crapping in V29, 
>BTW.  Tends to over/undershoot by 20-30 seconds when I go back to play, 
>and I have to use it a lot because commercial flagging also degraded.)
>Any way, I thought I might just dump the database and start over. If I 
>do that, can I import all of my recordings and get all the info back?  
>Will I loose all the previous recordings info or can that be imported, 
>too?  Is there a page with a procedure I can follow?
>Thanks for any thoughts.
>Dave D.

Is there any particular reason you still use FF and REW?  It is much
better to use the skip forwards and backwards keys - it is very fast
an accurate to skip over ad breaks.  The old FF/REW way of doing it is
how VCRs used to work, but is not anywhere near as good as using skip
on digital media.  I have simply never used FF/REW since I started
using MythTV and discovered the skip keys and configured them

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