[mythtv-users] Is Mythtv still viable on the Fedora distribution?

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 6 22:41:42 UTC 2010

On 6 September 2010 23:24, Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-09-06 at 14:11 -0700, David Highley wrote:
>> Since Mythtv does not work with pulse audio and the current suggestions
>> are to disable or remove pulse audio when running on a Fedora
>> distribution does it still make sense to try and get it to work on a
>> Fedora distribution? I guess I'm asking what is the development
>> direction? Another issue is selinux support. I have submitted and had
>> several changes made that get the web to mostly work with selinux on
>> Fedora but it seems to get periodically broken again. What is the
>> development direction in this area? Finally it is rumored that Ceton is
>> working with Mythtv development to support the new cable cards. Since
>> all communications surrounding the advent of the cable tuner cards seems
>> to be cloaked in rumors what can the user community expect for
>> functionality?
> SELinux patches are welcome, but we have no great interest in it since
> MythTV and MythWeb are not secure against the level of attack that
> SELinux secures against. You should not open up a MythTV box to the
> internet except via a VPN shared with at most your significant other.
> Pulse is highly discouraged, and will be for the foreseeable future
> as it simply does not allow high quality audio playback. This isn't
> a limitation of MythTV's interaction but a limitation of pulse audio.
> Our fondest hope is that the guys behind Fedora and Ubuntu will come
> to their senses and remove all remnants of this abomination from
> their distributions. MythTV 0.23 has support for the "pulse:" audio
> output method which is of acceptable quality to many. It will have
> somewhat better A/V sync in the next release. As long as you don't
> make the mistake of outputting to pulse's ALSA emulation layer the
> audio will be no worse than any other player's pulse audio.
> Ceton has provided me with a card and some advice. I'm working on
> adding support in my spare time. My spare time is limited, but I'm
> sure we'll have stable support by the New Year's Eve release, and
> unstable support long before that.
> -- Daniel
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What sync issues?

As I stated above I use Pulse with a number of dedicated HTPC systems
including Dual Core SPDIF systems, I7 SPDIF systems and i7 HDMI
systems and a number of laptops, not one exhibits sync issues.

I control the Pulse volume through a customised LIRC config file so
all volume control (except AC3 surround) is controlled from the
standard Microsoft IR Remote or the Sony PS3 Bluetooth remote.

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