ofxTimeline remote drag

I working with OFX timeline and I want to drag my playhead on a timeline video track with a midi input.

timeline.setCurrentFrame(int(ofMap(msg.value, 0, 127, 0, timeline.getDurationInFrames())));  

This works and drags the input but the frames do not update, I think they are only updating from a mouse drag event, or when the timeline is played. I am trying to get away from mouse and keyboard as I will not have my of app at the front for this show.

Any clues how I could do this?