[mythtv] Windows Status?

Nigel Pearson nigel at ind.tansu.com.au
Thu Sep 25 01:11:44 UTC 2008

> I know there are some known bugs but I did not find any bug reports  
> in Trac.

Try the bottom of this page:

> In my playing around with the frontend on Win32, I have noticed  
> that the video does not seem to be de-interlaced. I think that is a  
> big limitation for the frontend. Maybe something is wrong in my  
> configuration? I usually see something along the lines of "filter  
> linear blend could not be found" in the console output.

I haven't checked filter loading on Windows.
-v playback output may help,
or maybe try adding some debug like this:

Index: libmythtv/filtermanager.cpp
--- libmythtv/filtermanager.cpp (revision 18390)
+++ libmythtv/filtermanager.cpp (working copy)
@@ -90,6 +90,9 @@
+    else
+                "Filter dir '" + FiltDir.absolutePath() + "' doesn't  


> I noticed that while navigating the setup screens and other items  
> on the menu screens, it is very hard to tell which buttons are  
> selected.


Same thing happens often on Mac OS X.

> The last item I have noticed is that the frontend can not view  
> LiveTV. I can watch recordings without any issues but when trying  
> view LiveTV, I get a black screen

A black screen can be hiding many problems.
Look at 'mythfrontend -v playback' output,
and the log output from your mythbackend
(which you might need to increase the -v of)

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