[mythtv-users] random livetv stalls

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Sat Mar 1 09:28:41 UTC 2014

On 1 March 2014 18:27, Alistair Grant <akgrant0710 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I didn't experience the original problem, but can at least say that this
> hasn't introduced any observed new issues.
> Just for reference, starting the backend produces:
> $ sudo LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/mythtv-dev/lib
> /usr/local/mythtv-dev/bin/mythbackend --syslog local7 --user mythtv
> 2014-03-01 13:11:12.178406 C  mythbackend version: devel/027candidates
> [v0.27-177-g24aa672] www.mythtv.org
> ...
> FYI, watching live tv at the top of the hour a couple of times:
> Only watching live tv (no recording) produced a negligible flicker,
> distortion in maybe 1 or 2 frames, and again as the program changed (nothing
> I'd worry about).
> Scheduling a recording, then starting live tv (on the same channel),
> resulted in a freeze of 3 - 5 seconds during the transition from the end of
> the scheduled recording to just watching live tv.

how does that compare with standard 0.27 though?

> $ /usr/local/mythtv-dev/bin/mythfrontend --service
> simply shows the help text.  Is this expected?

There's no such thing as a --service option.

Mythbuntu has a mythfrontend wrapper that does take a --service
option, and it starts the original mythfrontend program that has been
renamed mythfrontend.real


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