Requests For Features

Budgie ajebay at
Wed Jul 22 09:04:06 PDT 2015

On 22/07/15 09:33, Jim web wrote:
> In article <55AE85BF.6070408 at>, Budgie
> <ajebay at> wrote:
>> The business about the time stamp reference is because I have a number
>> of radio gip downloads that were messed up due to an error with my set
>> up a couple of years back.  As a result these play from start to finish
>> but I cannot fast forward to any point mid programme.
> I've encountered similar symptoms from files captured with a DVB-T2
> 'dongle'. (i.e. from UHF broadcasts rather than iplayer). I don't know the
> specifics of your case but can make two points that may help.
> 1) It may depend on the software you use to play the files. (This means the
> version of the software and its settings as well as the type.)
> I use VLC. Changing its settings can affect this. I can't recall off-hand
> what setting I got to fix a similar problem, and am busy now, so may report
> that later.
> 2) You may find that simply passing the file though ffmpeg or avconv adds
> in sequential timestamps. i.e. using
> ffmpeg -i infile.<ext> cleanfile.<ext>
> ffmpeg will tend to clear up and tidy a stream or file. Note that sometimes
> I've found that one version of ffmpeg/avconv did the trick, but another
> didn't. (This is one reason I tend to keep more than one version to hand!)
> Jim
Hi Jim,
Thanks for the reply.  Yes I wondered if "passing through" ffmpeg would 
do the trick but was not sure of correct commands.  Will try on a copy. 
  No time at present.  Book keeping!!!

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