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

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 16:01:10 UTC 2021

Hi Jean-Yves

You can always try setting a recording on the program you want to watch, 
then go and watch it while still recording.

There are other (better?) options for the fire stuck 4K: leanfront and 
mythfrontend for android




On 8/9/21 3:24 AM, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
> 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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