[mythtv-users] Impressions of 0.22, and some notes pertaining to Gentoo
scott-sender-2f809c at alfter.us
Tue Nov 10 19:15:04 UTC 2009
Got it up and running yesterday, and so far it rocks. Biggest improvement I've
noticed so far is that FLV streaming in MythWeb works properly now, and even
maintains the proper aspect ratio between standard and widescreen sources
(which it never did with any of the 0.21 releases I tried). MythMusic also
includes AAC support, so my ripped CDs and iTunes downloads work with
it...won't have to switch over to Amarok to play music now.
Installation was fairly straightforward...had to back up and restore the
database to change the character encoding to what mythbackend wanted, but that
seems to be a common problem. I had also updated my whole system first (emerge
-1av world), as a prior attempt to build 0.22RC2 had failed on what were
probably outdated libraries.
A couple of minor snags popped up in getting MythWeb running, both of which I
suspect are packaging errors specific to the Gentoo ebuilds:
1) Permissions on mythweb.pl were incorrect...needed to set the execute bit for
video downloads and streaming to work.
2) FLV streaming needs Math::Round. Since there isn't an ebuild for this
module, you'd want to use g-cpan to create a local ebuild and install the
module. (How this would be automated with Portage, I don't know...would
including perl-gcpan/Math-Round as a dependency be sufficient?)
scott at alfter.us
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