Playback of recorded TV is very unreliable

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    When trying to playback recorded TV, I often get an error message: ''unable to play'' with some (seemingly random) numerical code.
    Sometimes however, the recording plays fine and also sometimes I just get a black screen or just one static videoframe.
    Also, more often than not, when the recording plays and I want to skip a few seconds, the recording just stops instead of skipping to the next part.
    I have a multiseat setup with two dedicated MP PC's: a TV server and a media playback PC (see system specs)


     
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    Hi.

    Allthough Im not an expert, main issue seems to be that
    file cannot be accesses properly in Tvserver8 machine

    mediaportal.log:
    [2017-06-23 21:34:29,847] [Error ] [MPMain ] [ERROR] - TSReaderPlayer: Failed to open file:rtsp://tvserver8:554/D2132F2C :0x80004005

    tsreader.log:
    Which is probably caused by:

    [2017-06-23 21:34:29,844] [1f046850] [1b38] - CRTSPClient::UpdateDuration(): RTSP DESCRIBE timed out, message = liveMedia1

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    On the clients, please try the TsReader.ax (version 4.2.2.35) attached to this post - MP1.16 Remote Client Unable to Play: B43534E1 error watching Recorded TV

    To install, replace TsReader.ax in C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal with the new version, after making a backup copy of the original MP 1.16 file.

    It has longer timeouts for some of the RTSP commands, which will hopefully fix the problems.
     
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    Thanks for looking into this!
    I have installed the new TsReader.ax (version 4.2.2.35) and will test it during the coming days and will report back here...
     
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    After a week of testing I can say that this fix has resulted in a huge improvement. I have had very few freezes since the fix and the skipping of steps has become useable again. Thanks a lot!
    BTW: I noticed that the changelog for V1.17 has a fix for TsReader RTSP request timeouts. Is this the same fix that I have just tested?
     
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    It is the same fix, but it was too late for inclusion in 1.17, so it will go into 1.18.
     
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