[mythtv-users] UPDATE: New machine, transferring over

Isaac Richards ijr at po.cwru.edu
Fri Oct 8 15:47:16 UTC 2004

On Friday 08 October 2004 11:20 am, Ryan Steffes wrote:
> Ok moving the mythbackend to a new machine wasn't really any more
> difficult than getting it to work the first time.  I only ran into a
> couple issues that aren't fully resolved that seemed directly related
> to moving machines.
> 1.  Green lines (Fixed, I think)
>      This one seems to be directly related to interlacing.  Setting it
> to "Bob" interlacing on playback fixed this.  The problem was that the
> picture alternated with flickering green lines which made the picture
> unwatchable.  I still don't know the direct cause, but like I said
> changing interlacing on playback fixed it.  I have no filters set for
> any channel.  I have not done a nuvexport to see if the greenlines
> reapper in the mpg.
> 2. Changing hostname
>     This seemed easier to tackle by simply updating the field
> "hostname" in a couple tables rather than following the directions in
> the documentation.
> 3.  Forward not forwarding
>     Couldn't think of a concise way to describe this.  Haven't tested
> fully, but on old recordings it has a weird issue where pressing
> either right or left BOTH take you back in time, apparently randomly.
> It's like it loses track of where it is in the show.  Need to do more
> testing with logging on the frontend to try and isolate this.  It
> doesn't seem to have this problem for new recordings.
> 4. Commercial Flagging
>     It doesn't seem to be skipping commercials on old recordings.
> This could be related to issue 3.
> Other than that there were just a few things to remember to do, like
> change permissions to the correct user on the new machine and set
> mythweb to look at the new database on the new machine.  I'm very
> happy with how easily it moved over, although it did remind me how
> much effort a completely fresh install can take to set up!

Both 3 and 4 are because you didn't follow the instructions in the docs for 
step 2.


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