[mythtv-users] Curious fast forward problem

Jeremy D. Eiden theonlyrealperson at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 17:05:05 UTC 2021

I get this from time to time as well.  I'm currently on .29, and I think 
I had before as well.

It's very intermittent, but you are right, if you are more than a few 
minutes behind on LiveTV that can happen.  I never figured it out either.

On 1/5/21 10:56 AM, mythtv wrote:
> We've been experiencing this weird fast forward behaviour for several 
> versions now. I assume it must just be something we're doing wrong 
> because it's never changed since at least v0.28 and no one else seems 
> to be talking about it.
> What happens is this: We have auto-skip commercials turned off. When 
> watching live tv, if we're delayed for more than a few minutes, then 
> hit fast-forward to manually skip thru some commercials, 9 out of 10 
> times, we can skip  thru a few commercials but sometimes it will just 
> jump forward to almost live again (a few seconds behind live).  I hope 
> I explained that correctly.  Its not "consistent" but it happens 
> frequently enough to be a real nuisance, especially when our remote 
> doesn't have numbers allowing us to just jump back a certain number of 
> minutes. And also, the amount jumped is not a consistent amount of 
> time, it always just jumps to near live again.  I believe the backend 
> is marking commercial breaks, and maybe there is some weirdness in 
> trying to jump forward without a correct number of commercial breaks 
> recorded, or some other setting about the length of commercials, etc. 
> I don't quite understand all of those settings, and I don' think I've 
> changed any from the defaults, other than to disable commercial 
> auto-skip.
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