[mythtv-users] Mythzmserver DB problems. Was: doesn't start:...

A. F. Cano afc54 at comcast.net
Fri May 7 19:54:31 UTC 2021

On Thu, May 06, 2021 at 09:50:04AM +0100, Mike Perkins wrote:
> On 06/05/2021 03:00, A. F. Cano wrote:
> >...
> > That was easy!  Got it compiled and running in minutes.  I now get the
> > live view, but the image is stretched vertically.  The one camera is
> > running in Monitor mode and the ZoneMinder Console shows it with
> > Function "Monitor [R]" and Source "/dev/video0(0) [S]"  is it normal
> > for the source being "[S] Stopped"? It seems that the console is just to
> > see the status and nothing can be controlled from it, right?
> > 
> > What configuration do I need to do to get the live view with the proper
> > aspect ratio?
> > 
> Everything can be done from the console! Hint: much of that line is
> highlighted against each camera and is a link to a function.

Mmm... I must have something not quite right.  To be sure it wasn't an
issue of versions (mythzmserver from v31 and the rest v30) I installed
mythtv v31 from deb-multimedia.org on a machine that was running
bullseye.  Very minimal myth config, just the paths to let the server run
since there's no tuner connected to that machine.  I see the same
behavior.  The live view is stretched horizontally on this new machine.
The camera is only 640x480.

> Click the camera name to get a live view. Click the Source item to see the

This doesn't work on either machine.

> configuration for that source. Click any non-zero number to the right to see

Neither does this (in monitor mode), the source says [S} (stopped).

> selections of the recorded events.

I have no events at this time, the only thing that works on either
machine is the menu command, that brings the "Edit Monitor Function"
pop-up (in the Show Console window).  In "Show Live view", the menu
command brings up the pop-up with "Change View" and "Change Camera 1"
"Chenge View" cycles through 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 views of the same camera 1
input, suitably stretched.  "Change Camera 1" does nothing.

Thanks for the input,  at least I have enough functionality to have
aatisfied my curiosity.  I'll keep trying things as time permits.


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