[mythtv-users] New Android client for MythTV

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 14 13:40:38 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 1:06 AM, Chris Pinkham <cpinkham at bc2va.org> wrote:
> * On Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 09:06:07PM -0500, Richard Shaw wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 6:51 PM, Chris Pinkham <cpinkham at bc2va.org> wrote:
>> > I've seen this reported before but have been unable to reproduce
>> > to troubleshoot.  From the master backend, try to download
>> > ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/mythtv/3rdParty/jwplayer.zip and then
>> > unzip that file in ~/.mythtv/3rdParty and it should create a
>> > JW_Player subdirectory.  The reinstall button should then go away.
>> > Make sure the JW_Player directory and contents are readable by
>> > the user running mythbackend.
>> I'll try but I think I know at least part of the problem. I kept
>> monitoring ~/.mythtv/3rdParty like everything says, but it actually
>> ended up getting installed to /etc/mythtv/3rdParty. For whatever
>> reason, even though it's installed there the re-install button doesn't
>> go away and I can't stream recordings, although the sample file works
>> fine.
>> This must be due to the following in the (packaged) init script:
>> MYTHCONFDIR=/etc/mythtv
>> Since I maintain the packages for RPM Fusion, I'd really like to get
>> to the bottom of this and figure it out.
> You can either make that path writeable by the master backend or
> you should be able to make a StorageGroup called '3rdParty' and override
> the built-in path.

Well, at least on my current system I'm still using the old initv
script so the backend is running as root. On F16+ it runs as user
mythtv under systemd.

Just to clarify, the files *are* being written to /etc/mythtv/3rdParts
so I don't think it's a permission problem.

Also, on the backend:6544 in the JW Player section it does say "JW
Player is installed." but the "re-install" button is still there. From
what I understand from a previous message in this thread was that the
button should disappear if it's "properly" installed?

What should change when it is? I'm assuming I should be able to stream
the recordings where currently I just see the last 10 recorded items.
I can select one from the preview thumbnails at the bottom but other
than being able to use the info button, I can't see any way to start


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