[mythtv-users] Android Mythfrontend on Chromebook

Ken Mandelberg km at mathcs.emory.edu
Tue May 17 21:48:04 UTC 2022

I just figured out what the issue is on running the Android Mythfrontend 
on my Chromebook. The GUI works fine, the setup wizard and the video 
samples work fine, but my recordings just hang after a short sputter of 
sound and black screen.

All my recordings are from Xfinity, and it turns out almost all of those 
in recent years are in 720. If I go quite a few years back into my 
recordings, Xfinity had them in 1080 and those do run ok. Now that I 
look harder there are in fact some newly recorded ones from a nostalgia 
channel that are in 1080 and they do play.

My Chromebook is an Intel Celeron N3060 and it wants the 32bit Arm 
Mythfrontend app. Its running recent ChromeOS (103), and I don't know if 
different Chromebook hardware would work differently.

As far as I know Leanfront is not an option for a Chromebook.

Also this is probably a clue of why the Xfinity Stream App doesn't work 
properly on the Chromebook. On Demand content plays, but DVR recordings 
and Live TV hang. I'm guessing its 720 vs 1080 although I don't have a 
way of checking format in that app.

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