[mythtv-users] Experimental Android TV "leanback" MythTV frontend

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 1 18:17:24 UTC 2019

On 01/09/2019 08:40, BP wrote:
> On 8/31/19 3:47 PM, John Pilkington wrote:
>> I think the suspicion is that it fails with firesticks on systems with 
>> too many recordings; 
> Mine fails on a current generation Shield with 6500+ recordings (it's 
> easier to buy more disk space than admit I'll never watch some show I 
> started recording 10 years ago because it looked interesting).
> First run, I do the settings and I never see more than the settings 
> options.  It runs about 5 minutes then crashes.  Each subsequent attempt 
> to start it, it crashes immediately.  I've used both the downloaded apk 
> and built from source.

I have it showing signs of working now with a kubuntu laptop, HD size 
120 GB and wifi in and out of the router.  Playback hangs a lot and I 
don't think I've heard any audio, but the selection menu seems to work.

master from the ppa,  mythtv-setup.real, mythbackend, and at present 
mythfrontend.real can't find the DB....


And a similar setup on a faster 18.04 machine with ethernet link to 
router and perhaps 20 recordings from DVB-T (mpeg2 video and mp2 sound) 
showed the menu and the grid view but playback had bad aspect ratio and 
no sound.  As I saw in a review of a new carbon-nanotube microprocessor 
from MIT:  it works, but no need for a sales team yet :-)


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