[mythtv-users] Mythtv + RPI 3

John jksjdevelop at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 18:47:03 UTC 2018

On 12/12/2018 18:37, James Abernathy wrote:
> On 12/12/18 1:26 PM, Andrew (AFPup) Stadt wrote:
>> Had a left over RPI 3 B+, from another project, and having added a 
>> new TV to my household, decided to try and use it ( the RPI) as a new 
>> frontend.
>> Got it working for the most part, but having a few issues yet.
>> With mythfrontend, the program guide is not showing correctly, only 
>> the top left couple cells will populate.  The data is obviously 
>> there, as I can move around the grid and details will pop up 
>> correctly, but most of the grid is blank.
>> With Kodi, it takes almost 5 minutes for all the guide data to load 
>> once you start Kodi... I guess I could leave it on 24/7 but would 
>> rather not.
>> Any suggestions or pointers to look at?  My google-fu seems to be 
>> failing me as of late.
> I've been playing with a couple of RP3 B+ systems. My wife's is 
> running LibreELEC 8.25 without issues and without rebooting for 
> months. She's real picky when things don't work. So they must be 
> working because she doesn't complain.
> I've been using the other RP3 B+ with several setups. The most 
> reliable and best operation is LibreELEC 8.90.009, which is Alpha, but 
> reasonable stable with only the PVR-mythtv installed. The picture is 
> much better than my old 3rd gen Core i3 NUC running Xubuntu 18.04 and 
> either Kodi or Mythtv-frontend.
> I find that if I boot the RP3 into LibreELEC it loads the guide data 
> usually faster than I can see it count the percentage complete. Less 
> than a second for sure.
> I've tested Raspbian lite with XFCE and Mythtv-frontend and it's works 
> okay, but the video is a little jerky. Some might not have an issue, 
> but once I've seen the artifacts, I look for them. Motion and panning 
> cause some jerkiness.
> Jim A
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I don't have the problem you describe with the Pi, it sounds like your 
database access is slow. I am using Powerline Adaptors for ethernet not 

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