[mythtv-users] Frontend Recommendation
johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 11:32:24 UTC 2019
On 30/01/2019 09:30, Doug Lytle wrote:
> On 1/29/19 10:17 PM, Jon Boehm wrote:
>> Nvidia Shield. I don't anticipate ever going back to a PC frontend.
>> Did you try Android Mythfrontend on the Fire Stick? I don't have any
>> experience on the Stick but on the Shield its great
> Just out of curiosity, do either or both of these units require an
> always on connection to the internet to functions as a front end?
I have a Fire TV Stick 4k, now running the 32-bit 20190124 frontend. The
device still believes that its primary task is to connect to Amazon et
al, but once the frontend is running that doesn't intrude; and the
flexibility it provides outside the frontend is impressive and may well
I haven't greatly expanded the scope of the remote; what I have is
excellent for basic playback, and I have other frontends available for
I haven't tried working without an internet connection, but see the
I've mentioned this before but probably ought to add here - I'm using
software decoding for both SD and HD playback to avoid the problems I
had earlier with the '4K' hardware. Watching a programme yesterday that
included both 1080p and 1080i at 25 fps and 1.0 speed, the 'Menu >
Playback > Playback data' screen consistently showed all 4 cores at
around 90 to 100%. There's occasional roughness and/or small and
temporary loss of sync in the mostly excellent playback of content like
that. SD is fine. The TV says it's getting 1080p @ 60 Hz.
I haven't made any changes in settings that might take advantage of
commits since the 20181124 build.
What I have seen of playback from Amazon-preferred sources has looked
(technically) fine :-)
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