[mythtv-users] Curious fast forward problem

Douglas Peale Douglas_Peale at Comcast.net
Tue Jan 5 18:19:51 UTC 2021


On 1/5/21 9:05 AM, Jeremy D. Eiden wrote:
>
> 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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This has been happening for a LONG time. Devs don't seem to be interested in live TV much. Seems more prevalent on NBC, less so
on FOX.

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