[mythtv-users] Selecting "Watch TV" exits right away?

Igor Chudov igor at chudov.com
Wed Jan 14 15:26:44 UTC 2009

After finally fixing database stuff, MythTV is working great, shows
videos from filesystem, and even finds some streaming channels like
NASA TV. Which is all great and I want to thank creators of this
program for their fine efforts. I also apologize for the tone of my
first message yesterday. 

As far as viewing TV, for right now the only option I have is a
HDHomeRun device, which I have fully working (with VLC and

I have added it as a video device to MythTV and it seems to detect it
just fine. 

However, when I select "Watch TV" in the main menu, something happens
for a fraction of a second, and then I return back to the main
menu. It is as if mythtv tries something and fails and returns

Nothing useful shows up in /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log. 

mythtv-status shows

QDateTime::fromString: Parameter out of range

MythTV status for localhost
Status...........: Wed Jan 14 2009, 9:16 AM
Total Disk Space.: Total space is 36,382 MB, with 9,205 MB used (25.3%)
Next Recording In: Never
Guide Data.......: No guide data!

Any idea why selecting "Watch TV" returns me right back to the main

thanks a lot


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