[mythtv-users] Preview pane in wrong place

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed May 31 21:32:08 UTC 2006

On 05/31/2006 05:15 PM, Gordon Ross wrote:
> On Wed, 31 May 2006, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 05/31/2006 04:13 PM, Gordon Ross wrote:
>>> I've just setup Myth 0.19 on my system. It basicly works. However, when
>>> I'm in the TV Guide, the preview pane appears in the top-left of the Myth
>>> window nicely covering the TV Guide text.
>>> I'm using SuSE 10.1 on a Dell Inspiron laptop.
>> Broken video card drivers.  Nothing Myth can do...
> 'Fairy snuff :-(

I was touched by your sad eyes, so I just wanted to follow up to say it 
doesn't mean you can't use MythTV.  It just means you can't really use 
the "preview".  For the Watch Recordings page, turn off:

Display live preview of recordings
When enabled, a preview of the recording will play in a small window on 
the "Watch a Recording" menu.

in the "View Recordings" page of "Playback Settings" in mythfrontend's 

Unfortunately, for the LiveTV EPG's continuing to display the program, 
there doesn't seem to be a checkbox to disable the video playback.  
However, you can always modify your theme's ui.xml to disable it.  The 
easiest approach is to change the "current_video" container in the 
"programguide-video" window to have a width of 0.  I.e.

    <container name="current_video">

Unfortunately, though, that will leave a blank area in your EPG, so a 
better solution is probably to comment out (or delete) the definition 
for the "programguide-video" window and make a copy of the 
"programguide" window and change the name of the window in the copy to 

You might want to make a copy of ui.xml before starting to edit it, 
too.  Note, also, that I haven't tested either of these approaches, 


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