Recorded TV freezes when seeking (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
November 6, 2005
Brisbane, Australia
Home Country
Australia Australia
Area: Media Portal Program / Recorded TV
MP Version: 0.2 RC2
Skin: Blue Two
Windows Version: XP Pro SP2
CPU Type: Intel Celeron 2.66
Memory: 512MB Generic
Motherboard Chipset: MSI P4MAM2-V
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9250
Video Card Driver: Catalyst 05.10
Video Card Resolution: 1024x768
Video Render Type: VMR9
Video Codec Type & Version: Nero
Audio Codec Type & Version: MPEG/AC3/DTS/LPCM
TV Card: Compro Videomate DVB-T300
TV Card Type: DVB
TV Card Driver: ComproDTV2.6.0.9

I'm having a problem with recorded TV.
When I view something that I've recorded and I want to seek through the commercials the screen just shows a paused image. The recorded video hangs.
If I press play again, the frozen image stays on the screen.
I have to then stop playing, exit to the videos list, and start again.
If I try to resume playing from where I left off, it is still frozen. I need to start again from the beginning.
If I play the recording without stopping at all, it works perfectly.
It doesn't matter if I access the file from MyTV / recorded TV or from MyVideos.
The strange thing is that some of the recorded files work fine, and some don't.
Any clues?


Retired Team Member
  • Premium Supporter
  • February 23, 2005
    Home Country
    Australia Australia
    A couple of suggestions:-

    Try a different video decoder/filter - Dscaler or nVIDIA are excellent.

    Failing that, post your MediaPortal.log file from a "hung" instance.

    Your video card is below specs - you need one that supports DirectX 9 fully which is a 9500 up for the ATI range.


    Portal Pro
    November 6, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Home Country
    Australia Australia
    I forgot to change my spec notes when I replaced my video card, it's actually a Radeon 9600XT. Sorry for that.
    I've got the nVidia codec so I'll try that.
    I'll try to find the Dscaler codec on the net.
    Thanks for your help.


    New Member
    January 26, 2006
    This happens to me too once in a while, and although I haven't figured out what the problem is, I found out that compressing the recording to MPEG2 works as a workaround for the seeking problem.

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