Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#10691 closed Bug Report - General (Feature request without patch)

UPNP chasing playback (of currently recording programme) doesn't complete

Reported by: Joseph Lord <joseph@…> Owned by: dblain
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: MythTV - UPnP Version: 0.25-fixes
Severity: medium Keywords: UPNP Chasing Playback
Cc: Ticket locked: no


Tested on Sony TV and PS3 (although not recently on PS3). This may be a UPNP client bug but even if it is a workaround would be nice.

If a recording starts at 1800 and I start watching the recording over UPNP at 1810 when I reach 10 minutes into the video playback will stop (at the point in the video where the recording was at when playback started). If I return from the video playback to the content list and select to play again I still cannot get past that point in the video.

If I exit the content list and find the same content in another folder (e.g. by title if I was originally watching from the date folder) I can now again watch further into the video. If it is now 1822 I can watch upto 22 minutes into the programme.

I haven't diagnosed investigated the code or the network traffic in this area and am not even sure that it is actually a bug. I don't know if it is simple to solve by some simple lies about programme duration/filesize at the time of initial request or if this could cause major issues in the event of the user fast-forwarding or skipping beyond the currently recorded content.

I'm happy to do some tests on the network and/or editing the code but would appreciate guidance and direction from someone who does know the code to point me at the right area and to let me know what is and isn't worth worrying about and what appropriate behaviour should be in this area. I can test on Sony TV (2011), Blu-ray (2010) and PS3 if it helps.

This issue dates back to my initial use of MythTV (probably 0.23). I'm currently using the latest Ubuntu package.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Raymond Wagner

Resolution: Feature request without patch
Status: newclosed

This is a consequence of how the content is defined. In order to do progressive playback, it must be defined as a playlist of file segments. One of the developers took a look into getting this working about a year back, but stalled for reasons I don't remember off hand.

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