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This particular m3u8 url (played from within a .strm file) for a live sporting event is playing from the beginning of the playlist instead of from the end. This very same url plays fine using mpv on ubuntu as well as in omxplayer in raspbian on Rpi2. The kodi is running on the very same Rpi2 in a dual boot setup.

My system setup info from kodi log:

08:49:38.806 T:1945063536  NOTICE: Starting Kodi (17.6 Git:a9a7a20). Platform: Linux ARM 32-bit
08:49:38.806 T:1945063536  NOTICE: Using Release Kodi x32 build (version for Raspberry Pi)
08:49:38.806 T:1945063536  NOTICE: Kodi compiled Dec 16 2017 by GCC 6.2.0 for Linux ARM 32-bit version 4.9.59 (264507)
08:49:38.806 T:1945063536  NOTICE: Running on LibreELEC (official): 8.2.2, kernel: Linux ARM 32-bit version 4.9.59
08:49:38.806 T:1945063536  NOTICE: FFmpeg version/source: ffmpeg-3.1-kodi

The contents of the m3u8 file on https://pastebin.com/KM7KsM3r.

I have extracted the relevant section of kodi.log to https://pastebin.com/m0chtbpb. It seems that the initial ffprobe fetches the correct segment to determine the stream encoders (line no. 15) however the later fetches to play the stream starts from the beginning (line no. 63).
I have been trying to find a work around by searching through the forums as well as the issue tracking portals but without any luck at all.

Finding it hard to believe that no one else has reported similar issue yet.
Please upload the full log - snippets are usually less than useful due to missing info.
Attaching the complete log file https://pastebin.com/kZHxWM3G
The m3u8 file for this live event stream https://pastebin.com/41aiHvfA

Hope that this provides more clues.
Attached the full log in an earlier post. Also attached here is another m3u8 file from the same source which plays fine in kodi https://pastebin.com/35JssMGY
This issue is still testing my patience. Any hacks anyone here knows of on how to skip to the end of the stream.
Did you find any solution to this?

I am having the same issue playing LIVE events from HOTSTAR.

The only thing I can see that I have Kodi 16 on Windows PC and then it works fine. But somehow on Kodi 17 it doesn't work. It plays from the START.