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Topic # 25028 9-Aug-2008 22:45
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Anyone got smoother or better functioning Fast forward or rewind in MediaPortal RC2?  Is this cause of the Cyberlink codec?
Fast forwarding the picture freezes, and you have to guess when to stop.  The 32X is also too slow an increament.  This is annoying if your recodring the Olympics which recordings are 4hrs+




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  Reply # 155515 9-Aug-2008 23:26
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I have similar problem in gbpvr, so I'm guessing it's the cyberlink codec.




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  Reply # 156449 12-Aug-2008 22:46
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I started with PowerCinema and the max ffwd speed was 2x. So I upgraded to Media Portal, but I still cannot get the ffwd speed I expected. Even on 32x, it jumps from 15 to 15 sec (or maybe 20). Some steps are only 2-3sec, others are up to 30 sec, in my oppinion, totally random. But it is faster than 2x... I played with the "steps" in MP, no results.

Curios thing is that ffwd on a HD clip downloaded from the net (or when watching a dvd) is extremely fast and smooth, I can ffwd approx 3 min in 6-7 sec !! This is REAL 32x !! Why doesn't it do it the same on recorded tv? Maybe due to the format (.TS) as opposed to .avi, mpeg or maybe .mkv ??

I will try to record tv in mpeg and not .ts and will see if that changes the ffwd speed. But the picture quality will change as well...

Did anyone find a workaround so far for better ffwd in MP?




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  Reply # 156469 13-Aug-2008 06:49
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Doesn't MediaPortal have an option to skip forward x minutes by pressing the numbers on the numbers on the keypad and then skip? I know GB-PVR does (as I use it) but I'm positive while playing with MP it did the same thing.

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  Reply # 156474 13-Aug-2008 07:23
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I experience the same thing in DVBviewer and although changing to the Arcsoft's Totalmedia codec helps, its still not an ideal solution. Hell, sometimes I skip forewards only to end up back before I even started (does that make sense?) Foot in mouth

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  Reply # 156590 13-Aug-2008 14:34
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sbiddle,

"number"+"skip" would be great! I always asked what to do with the "skip" keys on the remote as they do not do anything. Not on tv or recorded tv or movies on hdd. they work on a dvd (they skip to the next/beginning of chapter).

I will give it a try, definetely.




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  Reply # 156851 14-Aug-2008 11:35
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"number"+"skip" does not work for me... when I watch recorded tv and I press "3" it switches on the third channel in the tv server list. TV3 in my situation. It does not give me a chance to press "skip" as well.

or maybe they have to be pressed at the same time... I did not try that!




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  Reply # 157108 15-Aug-2008 08:05
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I just realised how the "skip steps" feature works, and I decided it is soooo much better than fast forwarding. The ads last for at least 2:30 or 3:00 min at a time, so I skip 3 min and come back 15 or 30 sec if it prooves to be too much... Skipping is pretty much instantaneous, as opposed to ffwd, which can take up to 10sec / 1min in my situation. It is also the ideal way to go back to the start point. The "skip" keys on the Hauppauge remote do not work (I expected them to do the trick), this is why it took me soooo long to figure out how to use "skip". Until I decided to read the on-line MediaPortal Manual. (Nearly) Everything is in there!

Clarification: recording / timeshifting is done in .TS format;
Maybe if you record in mpeg the ffwd works better - I did not try this...




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  Reply # 162562 5-Sep-2008 20:45
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FYI here's the actual link to MediaPortals manual on the subject of skipsteps:

http://www.team-mediaportal.com/manual/MediaPortal/Configuration/General/SkipSteps

It definately works a lot better than fastforward/rewind (which for some reason sometimes freezes my system up)

If using a remote, you press the large left/right buttons in the center of the remote..

Lastly, you can set up the size of the skip steps, to suit your tastes/usage.

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