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

David Engel david at istwok.net
Tue Aug 10 02:19:01 UTC 2021

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 10:17:14AM +1000, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Aug 2021 at 02:02, Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Jean-Yves

Hey Jean-Yves, long time, no see.

> The UI of Kodi is super nice and very intuitive, playback is also
> super smooth which is what I liked about it (I have a FireTV 4K stick
> that I was given by my work a couple years back to debug some code)

Must bite tongue. :) Seriously, Kodi always looks nice but always
leaves a power user like me lacking.  I use lots of MythTV frontend
features to make my TV wathcing as efficient as possible.

> Mythfrontend was a nice surprise, it looks exactly like what I'm used to.

That's the point.  It *is* the same frontend.  Unfortunately, it is
quite heavy wwight for many Android devices.  I almost exclusively use
Nvidia Shields.  I know they're too expensive for many but the MythTV
experience on them is qutie good.

I also have a Fire Stick 4k but haven't update and used it in a long,
long, time.  No guarantees but I'll see if can reporduce your problem
in the next few days.

> The MythTV wiki gives settings to apply that I can't find anywhere such as :
> "Enable new timestamp based playback speed (AVSync2)"
> "Advanced Playback Settings -> Allow YV12 "
> "Advanced Playback Settings -> Extra stage "
> I use MythTV 31, the doc seems to have been written for 30, I'm
> guessing those options were integrated by default and removed.

That information is dated and should be ignored.  For A/V sync, IIRC,
the only thing you should normally need to fiddle with is audio read
ahead.  For the others, it's best to use the defaults in the standard,
playback profiles.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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