[mythtv-users] Kodi and MythTV, can't watch LiveTV

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 07:24:51 UTC 2021

Upgraded to 31 (the backend at least).

Not working any better, same symptoms :(

On Mon, 9 Aug 2021 at 16:09, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Posted this on the Kodi forum yesterday, but I figured I would have
> more luck with actual mythtv regulars.
> ---
> Hi.
> Just installed Kodi on a Fire TV 4K ; all working well when it comes
> to browser recordings, watch one, create a new recordings etc.
> But no go with LiveTV.
> Playback starts, I have a picture showing and a tiny bit of audio and
> then it exists.
> I tried running Kodi on a macOS device and I see the exact same behaviour.
> It's a rather old backend installation (mythtv 29) but upgrading that
> would be a headache and I haven't tinkered with mythTV in a while.
> In the Kodi logs I see no particular errors:
> https://paste.kodi.tv/ozuboxeval.kodi
> But I'm no expert in Kodi, I've virtually only installed it less than
> one hour ago.
> On the mythtv backend I see nothing indicating an error, just that a
> new frontend connected, a recording was started and then got
> immediately closed.
> https://paste.kodi.tv/yifayoworo
> (now for mythtv however I do know the backend code pretty well and
> it's definitely the frontend that disconnect, not the backend kicking
> it out).
> Sometimes in Kodi logs I do see this line:
> ERROR <general>: SignalQuality: Add-on 'MythTV
> (mediaserver.surrey1.avenard.org):' returned
> an error: rejected by the backend
> but there's nothing indicating as such on the mythtv side, just that
> the client (kodi) disconnected.
> If I start a recording of the channel I'm trying to watch, I can
> immediately start watching that recording.
> Just LiveTV gives this behaviour
> Now this is a log when watching LiveTV with a real mythfrontend
> https://paste.kodi.tv/esodezipac
> We can see that there's a few connection/disconnection happening
> before playback starts, which is curious.
> Any ideas?
> Am I using a too old version of mythtv-backend?

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