[mythtv-users] HD Hiomerun works better in HDHomeRun viewer than MythTV

Don Brett dlbrett at zoominternet.net
Mon Dec 31 20:07:39 UTC 2018

On 12/31/2018 2:50 PM, James Abernathy wrote:
> On 12/31/18 2:36 PM, Don Brett wrote:
>> On 12/30/2018 9:36 PM, Stephen Worthington wrote:
>>> On Sun, 30 Dec 2018 15:32:07 -0500, you wrote:
>>>> On 12/30/2018 2:40 PM, Don Brett wrote:
>>>>> I have a roof mounted antenna and my house is within 3-5 miles of all
>>>>> the local channels.  Signal strengths are very good. Shows are always
>>>>> pixelated in MythTV, some worse than others, but it happens on pretty
>>>>> much every show.   On a whim, I tried the HDHomeRun viewer, which is
>>>>> supplied by Silicon Dust, everything looks perfect.  Is there a 
>>>>> mythtv
>>>>> update or setting I should be looking at?  Any suggestions on how to
>>>>> diagnose?
>>>>> Don
>>> Is it a recording problem or a playback problem?  Find one of the
>>> recordings that gives pixellation in MythTV and use the I key to show
>>> the "Recorded File", then find that file in your storage groups.  Then
>>> use other player software to play the file (eg VLC, mplayer). If
>>> possible, use the HDHomerun software to play the file.  Is it
>>> pixellated when played by other software?
>>> What version of MythTV are you running?  What is your video hardware?
>>> What drivers are you using?  What settings are you using for playback
>>> in mythfrontend?  What sort of recordings are you making - are they
>>> MPEG2 video, H.264, ...?  Are these DVB-T, ATSC, or something else?
>>> When the pixellation happens, do you also get audio blips around the
>>> same time?  Is the pixellation just occasional, or frequent? Is it
>>> regular (eg every 15 seconds)?  Does it vary in how long it lasts for
>>> before normal picture is restored?
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>> HDHomeRun doesn't allow playback unless I buy their DVR license, so I 
>> can't try it that way. 
> The HDHR view that you download from their site will work for OTA 
> channels without cost. You only pay if you sign up for their DVR or 
> Premium service
Yes, that's where I started, using the  HDHR viewer to see live OTA 
channels.  It looks great in their viewer, but not in MythTv.  As a 
test, I was trying to playback a MythTV recorded show (from file) in the 
HDHR viewer, but can't without the license.

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