[mythtv-users] Curious fast forward problem

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 14:15:04 UTC 2021

On 1/7/21 11:05 PM, mythtv wrote:
> Well, good to know it's not just me.  Sucks to know that it seems so 
> difficult to troubleshoot. I'm running all android frontends so I no 
> longer build from source, but couldn't some log message be added when 
> skip is requested and have it log what it thinks it should skip and 
> why? In my case, it seems like if it's not skipping either 30 or 5 
> seconds, then something is way wrong, as those should be the only 2 
> amounts it should jump by.
> I've not built the android version from source, but if it's straight 
> forward enough, then I might be able to add the log message and test 
> it if someone could guide me where to look for the code and to build a 
> new apk.
> _______________________________________________

As far as the skip is concerned, there must be a check to make sure you 
are not skipping past the ever-changing end point, and if so adjust the 
skip to rather go to the end. I suspect there is an error where it 
falsely thinks it is close to the end so adjusts the skip to go to the end.

Building the android version is a challenge. Not straight-forward. There 
are often many failures along the way.

Android build instructions are here:



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