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Whatching While recording

Added by Pluto P over 6 years ago

Hi,
can someone confirm me that there are problems when i want to watch a program while it is still in recording status?

I mean, i come back home when the program is already started, i can watch it from the beginning, but there are some problems if i want to fast forward? it exits and i need to restart from the beginning.

Is there a recording format which whom i can avoid the problem?

Thank you


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RE: Whatching While recording - Added by Prof Yaffle over 6 years ago

I'll try to replicate this for you - I know I've watched while recording and the file has stopped early before, and I've had to restart it, but I presume that's because XBMC stops where the end of file used to be (i.e. when it started) instead of keeping up with an ever-expanding file. I've not really tested FF/RW, though, but I'm sure I've jumped forward rather than having to watch it all over again.

Are you accessing the file via the XBMC Recordings menu (i.e. via the addon) or via an NFS/SMB share (i.e. via Files view)? Have you tried them both?

RE: Whatching While recording - Added by Prof Yaffle over 6 years ago

Okay, you didn't specify, so I tried both add-on and NFS. Both allow me to watch an in-flight recording, jump forwards and backwards, and use fast forward and rewind. As I said above, the only thing that goes wrong is that, when I get to the point that was the end of the file when I started (even if it isn't now - it's an ongoing recording, after all), the playback stops and I need to start it again.

Are you using mkv by any chance? It could be that the indexing isn't written properly until the file is closed, something like that. Try .ts, which is, by its nature, a stream format so doesn't need any knowledge of things yet to come.

RE: Whatching While recording - Added by Pluto P over 6 years ago

Hi Prof Yaffle,
thank you for your answer, i'm very sorry for the delay, (my job take me too much time...)

My system is an Ubuntu-Server with tvheadend, NFS...
My living-room client is a zbox with XBMC and usually i record in mkv format.

I'm going to do some test with TS. and with xbmc/NFS.

Bye!!

RE: Whatching While recording - Added by Pluto P over 6 years ago

I confirm that recordings into TS format permit watching, ff and rewind even if recording is not finished.

Thank you
Prof Yaffle

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