[mythtv-users] 0.24 Mac OS X Build

John Sturgeon john.sturgeon at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 15:55:01 UTC 2011

On Jan 14, 2011, at 8:42 AM, Craig Treleaven wrote:

> At 7:55 AM -0800 1/14/11, John Sturgeon wrote:
>> On Jan 13, 2011, at 2:32 AM, Paul Raison wrote:
>>> On 12 Jan 2011, at 23:03, Ash Bostock wrote:
>>>> Currently I'm running MythTV 0.23 and mostly use myth frontend on my mac (OS X 10.5.8) to watch recordings.
>>>> I'm planning on upgrading to MythTV 0.24 in the near future, is there anyone currently offering mac builds of MythTV 0.24 frontend for download?
>>> There are binary builds on Sourceforge.
>> I've had horrible luck with 0.24 stable... Until 0.24-fixes finds its way up to the sourceforge site, I would recommend staying on 0.23 for Mac OS X
> What 'horrible luck' have you had?  BTW, I believe the apps on sourceforge are, in fact, .24-fixes but prior to the move from SVN to Git.  There have been a couple of important commits to .24-fixes  (in Git) since the move.

The main problem I have had is with skipping forward and back in shows lagging by about .4 seconds each time... makes for a very slugging/painful viewing experience.  Also, watching HD content on my Mac Mini suddenly became a chore.  Some settings would work to get 1080i back up on it's feet, but 720p from ABC seemed to be very jumpy/jerky no matter what I did.  Crashes at least once/day (WAF is going VERY down at this point).  Exiting a show would take up to three seconds.

> I think the sourceforge project could do a lot better job of describing exactly what is being provided:
> o which Git/SVN branch and rev was used
> o which OS (10.5.x or 10.6.x) was it built under
> o which OS it has been tested under
> o what plugins are included, if any.
> Unfortunately, there has been basically no activity on the site since before Christmas. 
> In fact, similar to the mythtv-for-windows site, we could be providing a high-availability repository of known-good versions of the source code necessary to build under Mac OS.
> http://code.google.com/p/mythtv-for-windows/

I've been successfully building 0.24/fixes from Git and have been happy with the update.  skipping forward/back still lags a bit, but not so much as to make it unusable, and playback of all HD content is as smooth as usual.

John Sturgeon <><

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