View Full Version : fast forward causes video to start over

March 6th, 2011, 10:44 AM
When you fast forward video like skipping ahead whether it's a app that plays the video like TWiT or REV3 and even video content over the network from my media files it will start the video from the beginning or repeat sections of the video that was already played...seems maybe like a buffer issue...never came access this before so must be a bug in this version

March 6th, 2011, 11:06 AM
I can't reproduce in twit or Rev 3.

What version of Boxee software is installed on bbox?
How is the BBox connected to the internet-Wifi or wired?

Can you give specific episodes?
Local content files- Can you give MediaInfo (http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en) from the "tree" view of a file that does tthis?

March 6th, 2011, 11:20 AM
Well unfourtenly it happens at random times on random videos

March 6th, 2011, 05:12 PM
Well, I have no solution. I have to be able to recreate it...;)

Still did not answer my other questions, which could be a contributor......

You'd have to turn on debug mode and roll on till it happens and submit the bug report.

March 7th, 2011, 08:42 AM
I've seen this behavior occasionally, so I may be able to provide a few more details (though probably not enough to be helpful).

This seems to occur only on specific shows. The few times I've seen it happen, it has invariably been with episodes of the television show Fringe. These are episodes I have locally on my PC - they have been recorded by my Tivo, transferred from the Tivo to my local PC via kmttg. They play fine when viewed directly on the Tivo, or on the PC - in either case I can skip ahead as usual. When viewing these same files via the Boxee Box, however, I see the behavior puppetj describes (any attempt to fast forward results in the video jumping back to the beginning). Also, if you pull up the progress bar while the video is playing, it looks like the progress bar keeps jumping back to the beginning every second.

This has happened with "Fringe S03E14 - 6B."
Also "Fringe S03E15 - Subject 13"

(I'm new to the Boxee Box, so these are the first two Fringe episodes I've tried viewing with it).

I have NOT seen this behavior with other series or video, either local or via network. I am using the most current version of the Boxee Box software, connected to my network wirelessly.

I no longer have either of these episodes on my Tivo, and they've been deleted from my PC, so I don't have any MediaInfo to share. When the next episode airs, I'll update if I see the same behavior again.

March 7th, 2011, 08:55 AM
Ok, that's good intel. Tells me it may be the way the video is encoded or the codec. We'll definitely need MediaInfo on the offending file in order to get handle on the possible causes.

Please update once you have another file to test and get info on. ;)

March 9th, 2011, 12:12 PM
this has happened to me also. it would go back 30 sec or more instead of going forward 30 secs. i cant remember what movies but it happens randomly.

March 10th, 2011, 05:58 PM
I thought maybe it was the battery replaced it with a fresh one, but I'm still having the issues...anyone have a asus mini ts and use boxee box have any of my issues??

March 14th, 2011, 07:55 AM
Ok, that's good intel. Tells me it may be the way the video is encoded or the codec. We'll definitely need MediaInfo on the offending file in order to get handle on the possible causes.

Please update once you have another file to test and get info on. ;)

No new info, but checking in to note that this week's episode of Fringe did NOT exhibit the same symptoms as the prior two. Nothing has changed in my setup over the last month (apart from the fact that I'm now using a harmony 300 remote with the Manta IR receiver). Pretty sure that's a red herring, though, as this file also played fine when controlling it with the stock Boxee remote.

I'll update again next time I see the problem.

March 20th, 2011, 05:58 AM
I was having this similar problem with a few handfuls of files. From my testing it seems to be WMV files that have a bad index. Using a program like AsfBin seems to fix the problem. It seems to happen for groups of files encoded by the same person (or downloaded from the same website). It isn't terribly random in that respect. It happens too systematically for me to think of it as a weirdly corrupted file.

Pressing fast forward would cause the video to stall for ~2-5 seconds, skip to the last few seconds of the video, then return to the menu.

Mediainfo for one of the videos that is giving me the issue: http://pastebin.com/7LHZvwE7

March 20th, 2011, 10:44 AM
Same happens to me.. seems like it is often with larger HD files in general. Also when the file plays again I find the audio is out of sync.

Another issue is when I try to resume play from the last point it goes to the start of the movie instead, and there is a lot of freezing in the picture.

May 13th, 2011, 12:18 AM
Still a bug. http://jira.boxee.tv/browse/BOXEE-4562

Really annoying. Only way to fix it if you have a mac is to re-encode the whole file. Wish this was a higher priority for boxee. As of now Boxee does not play all files that they advertise. VLC, XBMC both play and seek through these same files fine.

May 13th, 2011, 11:59 AM
Its not quite the same on youporn, trying to fast forward results in the clip hanging where you started fast forwarding and you have to go out of the clip and the youporn app and then back in again to get it working. It used to work fine in the older firmware. The files on youporn are flv.:(

May 14th, 2011, 12:27 PM
I am getting the same results on at least a half a dozen other sites, fast forwarding does not work and usually results in the file hanging, sometimes it needs a Boxee Box hard reset to get out of the hung file. Lets go back to something that works.
Did d-link not test this before adding it to the firmware release?:mad:

May 14th, 2011, 03:07 PM
Ive had to reboot twice today, once the video just froze and I couldnt back out of it and once after FF a video it froze. I wont be using FF for awhile.