[mythtv-users] random livetv stalls

Alistair Grant akgrant0710 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 10:57:26 UTC 2014

On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 8:28 PM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1 March 2014 18:27, Alistair Grant <akgrant0710 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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?

Good question and my apologies for the slow reply - I haven't been
able to reproduce this behaviour on fixes/0.27.

>> $ /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

Thanks for the explanation.


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