[mythtv-users] firetvstick 4k - MythTV frontend now working for me

John jksjdevelop at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 09:57:39 UTC 2018

On 04/12/2018 22:01, John Pilkington wrote:
> On 30/11/2018 15:23, Peter Bennett wrote:
>> On 11/30/18 7:16 AM, John Pilkington wrote:
>>> Now playback of DVB-T/T2-derived content seems fine, but with a 
>>> small lipsync offset.  In VLC I apply -150 ms, and in other 
>>> mythfrontends I can adjust it via keys A or M.  Now the Edit Keys 
>>> section tells me that Global MENU is M or Meta+Enter.  Perhaps I 
>>> need to shout at Alexa?
>> On the fire tv there is a menu button on the remote. You need to 
>> assign it to global menu and assign other keys using Setup->Edit Keys
>> https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Android#Remote_Control
> Oh dear.  I really will try to Read The Fine Manual in future.
> To add some value I tried making the sync adjustment using recordings 
> of BBC SD and HD test cards.  It looked as if -170 ms is about right 
> for both in my system.  I believe that once adjusted it is stored, and 
> it seems to work well with other recordings.
> John
> -------------
> I'm not trying to turn this list into a firestick support group, but 
> I've been trying to find out what the new toy can do as well as being 
> a MythTV frontend, and mainly looking at getting access to BBC Radio 
> content which isn't provided, TTBOMK, by the BBC iPlayer app.
> I haven't yet got any audio out of Firefox, but the Amazon/M$ Silk 
> browser works quite well for me on the new BBC Sounds site.  As used 
> to be reported with Myth live tv, here live radio stutters if not 
> delayed by 20 seconds, and something is at present giving a silent 
> black screen after 20 minutes playing time.  It can be made to restart 
> from the same position but does ruin the effect.  I was given, and 
> took, the opportunity to disable the screen saver; so now I don't see 
> the spectacular scenic shots either.
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mythfrontend-20181124-arm-v30-Pre-983-gca71c59e61a.apk is giving me 
picture quality as good as VDPAU on a 55ins TV. Audio sync is about 
-350ms so I have made the audio buffer setting 500. At present I get up 
to 30 mins playback on UK HD Tv 1280i 50hz at which point the frontend 
freezes. Nothing in the log. When this is working reliably it will be a 
fantastic frontend for £50 (stick + ethernet adaptor). Many thanks to 
all involved.

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