Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#11453 new Bug Report - General

Frontend Services API doesn't playback recording when frontend isn't in "Watch Recordings"

Reported by: thomas@… Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: MythTV - Services API - Frontend Version: 0.26-fixes
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


When using the frontend services API to start playback of a recording on a frontend, the frontend will not start playback unless it is already on the "Watch Recordings" screen.

What is expected to happen: When using the PlayRecording? service on the frontend, it should start playback of the recording regardless of what menu the frontend is currently displaying.

What actually happens: If the frontend is displaying a screen other than "Watch Recordings" the frontend will switch to the "Watch Recordings" screen and stay there without playing back the recording.

Extra Notes: If after reproducing this bug, you immediately send another "PlayRecording?" for a different recording (after the frontend has already switched to the "Watch Recordings" screen), it will play the recording that was initially requested. When exiting the initially requested recording, it well then start playback of the second requested recording.

This appears to only be an issue with recordings. Using PlayVideo? when the frontend is on any screen works as expected.

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Thomas Mashos <thomas@…>

Per conversation with sphery, I also tested it from the main menu. It fails in exactly the same way (so it's not related to bug #10407 )

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by cpinkham

Component: MythTV - GeneralMythTV - Services API - Frontend

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by pkendall64@…

I have the same problem and I have worked around it by first sending a SendAction? command with the action set to "TV Recording Playback". My application first calls GetStatus? and only send the action if it's not already in the recording screen "playbackbox". After sending the action I wait 1 second before starting the recording playback. I'm not sure if the 1 second wait depends on the number of recordings or not, but it works for me.

Still it would be good to have this problem fixed so the workaround is not required.

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