[mythtv-users] Android Mythfrontend on Chromebook

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Tue May 17 21:52:32 UTC 2022

On 17/05/2022 22:48, Ken Mandelberg wrote:
> 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.
Your Chromebook has an Intel CPU and it wants an ARM app? Something wrong here, surely?


Mike Perkins

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