[mythtv-users] Myth on AppleTV
timlitw at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 22:13:30 UTC 2007
here is what I get when I mythfrontend
kCGErrorRangeCheck : Window Server communications from outside of session
allowed for root and console user only
INIT_Processeses(), could not establish the default connection to the
-bash-2.05b$ sudo /Applications/MythFrontend.app/Contents/MacOS/mythfrontend
2007-08-08 17:01:06.990 Using runtime prefix =
2007-08-08 17:01:07.250 New DB connection, total: 1
2007-08-08 17:01:07.311 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host:
2007-08-08 17:01:07.345 Total desktop dim: 720x480, with 1 screen[s].
2007-08-08 17:01:07.454 Using screen 0, 720x480 at 0,0
On 8/8/07, Tim Litwiller <timlitw at gmail.com> wrote:
> So would you be willing to help me where I am getting stuck?
> I used a usb patchstick to get ssh installed.
> then followed your instruction beginning at the test ssh access heading.
> mount drive ad read/write - worked ok
> I copied nano and su instead of vi and su
> After I disable watchdog it started to reboot every few minutes
> fix timezone - worked ok
> copy mythfrontend - worked ok
> extract mythfrontend - worked ok
> why do I have to add sudo infornt of everyline I copied and you don't have
> that in your howto. Did I miss someting?
> from previous attempts I skipped running mythfronend here an went straight
> to copying fonts.
> restarted appletv
> I had to run repair and then restart again
> edit ~/.mythtv/mysql.txt with the correct ip address of my mythtv box for
> the hostname
> run mythfrontend - it seems to start but end with a bus error
> it is still rebooting every couple of minutes and every other time I have
> to restart with the - & menu buttons on the remote and then run repair and
> restart again.
> I haven't got past this.
> On 8/3/07, Neil Raymond < neil_raymond at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > It was me that wrote the wiki entry, so I'll attempt to answer a few of
> > the
> > questions.
> > >I was hoping some of your questions could be answered by someone
> > >currently running the AppleTV with Myth running on it.
> > >
> > >I think there are 2 different hacks running:
> > >
> > >- AppleTV that boots directly to Myth
> > This is the route i went down. the OS on the apple tv by default starts
> > up
> > the application Finder.app, I changed one of the config entries so that
> > it
> > starts up MythFrontend.app
> > >- AppleTV that uses Myth as some type of add-in
> > There is a plugin available that can run arbitrary applications that are
> > installed on the apple tv. I tried this initially but I couldn't get it
> > to
> > work reliably. The problem was that by default the apple tv interface
> > always
> > tries to put itself on top of any other windows. So you'll be running
> > something e.g. myth, vlc, but you can't see it. If you kill Finder.appyou
> > briefly see the other app before the finder restarts and covers it
> > again.
> > The applications plugin claims to alter the finder so that it doesn't
> > always
> > force itself to the front, but for me it only work once every 2 or 3
> > times.
> > The other problem with doing it this way is that every time you want to
> > use
> > myth you have to start mythfrontend, which takes a while on the appletv.
> > >Has anyone attempted to play 720p or 1080i MythTV
> > >recordings through an AppleTV OS X mythfrontend?
> > >How's the playback quality? Does the video
> > >acceleration work? From the few AppleTV specs I've
> > >seen, I wonder if the ATV has sufficient performance
> > >for HD playback.
> > Some 720p episodes of Lost I downloaded played ok (although I'm not sure
> > what they were encoded in). There's no chance of playing 1080i. There
> > was
> > some discussion about this on a previous thread. MythFrontend can't use
> > the
> > hardware acceleration, and I don't think this works for any mac front
> > end at
> > the moment.
> > >How's the performance as a front end? Is there lag cycling through
> > menus,
> > >program guide, etc?
> > It's not super-responsive, put it that way. It takes a couple of seconds
> > to
> > view the recordings library, and starting to view a recording can take
> > up to
> > 10 seconds. Initially I always thought it was broken just before it
> > started,
> > but now I've just got used to being patient.
> > I've been running this for approaching 3 months now, and it's been
> > brilliant. Other than the slightly slow UI in places as I mentioned
> > above I
> > can't fault it. I haven't had to reboot it once. I don't use it much for
> > HD
> > stuff as I don't have any HD sources, so it's just the occasional
> > download -
> > 720p seems to play ok.
> > In short, even my girlfriend likes it so it must be good ;o)
> > >From: Jon <jon.the.wise.gdrive at gmail.com>
> > >Reply-To: Discussion about mythtv < mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> > >To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> > >Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Myth on AppleTV
> > >Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 13:30:12 -0700
> > >
> > >
> > >On Jul 27, 2007, at 4:44 AM, David Whyte wrote:
> > > > Also, would it be required to have another apple box to setup the
> > > > appleTV like that (as is stated in the wiki for the other method of
> > > > setup)? I only have non-apple hardware so would stumble at any
> > setup
> > > > step that requires an OSX machine or similar.
> > >
> > >Look for max osx86. Runs on most AMD and Intel hardware (with a
> > >little tweaking sometimes)
> > >
> > >Then you can dual/tri- boot your system.
> > >
> > >
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