Fast Forward, Play, Video jumps back minutes


#1

I have run into a quirk that many of you may be familiar with. When I fast forward a video and then hit play, it goes back 2~3 minutes instead of playing what was on screen. If I can understand why this happens, I maybe able to adjust some settings when working with video. The file types I have seen this with are .mp4 and .m2ts. The audio was out of synch on the mp4 but the m2ts was OK. If I converted these file types to other formats would it work OK? I am used to the ease of a DirectTV DVR where you push play and it plays what’s on screen.

I would also like to know how to get the Blu-Ray subtitles (PGS) to work on the WD TV Live.


#2

I found that rewinding MP4 videos is pretty difficult, too. Once I press the << button, the video seems to keep playing for a second or two, then rewinds. While the clock runs backward, the image only occasionally changes.


#3

i think if you fast forward with a fast setting like 4x or 8x it will jump back to offset your reaction which i think is fine.

i don;t know anout a minute but 30s would be fine.

it works the same way on my Tivo and Directv box, you get really good at it after a while


#4

i have the same problem here!


#5

has anyone figured this out yet? im getting it bad on .vob files… if i ff or rw at ANY speed it jumps like ten minutes…


#6

Thanks for that, the slow fforward and rewind was most annoying.

A hints and tips post would be good :slight_smile:

/me goes to look for one


#7

I have similar kind of problem. But the effect is different. When I do fast foarwrd and click play, the audio and vidoe synchronisation is gone.

Any one has seen this problem?

-DR


#8

I suffer from this issue too. Its a real pain. I watch MPEG.TS  video files. And for some of those videos I have to skip forward through them. Its a nightmare, (it definitely isn’t an inbuilt feature to compensate for the user’s reaction time).

I could live with it if I knew that each time I fast forwarded, it would stop X number of minutes short of  where i wanted to be. But it’s completely random. It could stop perfectly where I wanted to stop one time, and the next, it could be 1 or 2 or 3 mins behind where I want it to stop. And whats more infuriating, after it stops short of where I want to be, if I then try fast forward ‘slowly’ to move it on to where i want it to be it just jumps back again, and I end up going nowhere.

It is infuriating. This needs to be fixed big time.

For the record I have the latest firmware 1.01.17 (and it was the same for 1.01.00)

UPDATE: I have tried an .mp4 (made by Handbrake using the iPhone preset) and it does not suffer from the same fast forward/rewind issue.


#9

This is happening with my .mkv files, but no sync issues whatsoever.

I simply thought it was jumping to some reference frame or smth like that. Hopefully it’ll be fixed soon.


#10

The first couple of times after the last firmware update, this problem seemed fixed.  It stoped exacltly where I hit the play button.  But then the problem came back.   I was so hoping it had been fixed.   It makes FF and rewind almost unusable.