Timeshifting Problem in 1.2.3 (1 Viewer)

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It makes the timeshift files on M:\Media Portal Timeshift, but the timeline is dead blank with the arrows all the way on the left.

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Here are screenshots, using "Upload a File." Not sure what they'll look like - my first try.
It shows all those tuners, and maybe it's using the wrong one, such as "Tuner for Windows Media Center" instead of the digital USB BDA 2875 or the PCI digital/analog "Digital Tuner" - the only 2 physical tuners.
 

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    Hello edlight

    I'm a little confused: what are you expecting to see?

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    mm, I'm expecting to see the colors on the timeshifting timeline, but it is dead, as you can see, and I'm expecting to see EPG information, but the EPG is dead also.
     

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    Unfortunately EPG is not something that always works automatically in MediaPortal. It does in WMC because MS has various contracts in place and has laid out the money to ensure they can get the data for their users.
    So the EPG won't show anything unless it is configured to use an appropriate data source.
    The DVB EPG section that you've seen and attempted to configure is most useful for people from other parts of the world where EPG data is actually broadcast over the air. Some ATSC broadcasters in the US do carry very limited EPG over the air, but most people find it so limited and inaccurate as to be useless.
    For that reason, people turn to SchedulesDirect (MP plugin), mc2xml, or WebEPG to get data.

    The timeshift bar being blank is a side effect of your lack of EPG. MP can't show you much that is any use in there without EPG data available.
     

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    Thanks for the EPG info.

    I think that will all the no data text in the screenshots you fellows have missed the timeline problem in no-timeshift-in-gui.gif.

    Note that the timeline is blank while playing tv. The timeshift tests in the setup pass for all the channels, but I can't move my position in time while playing. The timeline graph is dead.

    I'm not sure how timeshifting could be dependent on EPG, except to display program information. The graph should be linked to the position in the timeshift files.
     
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    I think that will all the no data text in the screenshots you fellows have missed the timeline problem in no-timeshift-in-gui.gif.

    Note that the timeline is blank while playing tv. The timeshift tests in the setup pass for all the channels, but I can't move my position in time while playing. The timeline graph is dead.
    Use the arrow keys to move your position - left to go back, right to go forward, up to jump forward, down to jump back.

    I'm not sure how timeshifting could be dependent on EPG, except to display program information.
    That is what I meant. The timeline is entirely visual. You can't click on a certain position and have MP jump to it.

    The graph should be linked to the position in the timeshift files.
    Not entirely sure what you meant by that, but certainly the TS splitter does keep track of position in the timeshift buffer and will allow you to move around within the buffer using the arrow keys.
     

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    I just repeat what mm said, but in other words:
    timeshift doesn't depend on EPG data. It is just GUI that shows the current position and amount of timeshift mapped on EPG program. So no EPG - no timeshift indication in GUI, but timeshift function itself is working - just use arrows left/right.
     

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