[mythtv-users] Android Mythfrontend on Chromebook

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri May 20 00:17:40 UTC 2022

On 5/19/22 18:30, Ken Mandelberg wrote:
> Mike Perkins wrote on 5/17/22 17:52:
>> On 17/05/2022 22:48, Ken Mandelberg wrote:
>>> ....
>>> 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.
>> Your Chromebook has an Intel CPU and it wants an ARM app? Something 
>> wrong here, surely?
> I build for Linux, but for Android I rely on Peter Bennett's builds. 
> He doesn't build the Intel version of the APP. The Chromebook can run 
> the 32bit Arm apps, so thats what I use. I imagine many Apps are only 
> distributed in Arm which is more common. I don't know if an Intel 
> build would make much difference, one way or another the virtual 
> machine is interpreting byte codes.
Mythfrontend is written in C++. There are two versions arm 32bit and arm 
64bit. I don't know about building an intel version.

If android mythfrontend runs, then leanfront should be able to run. 
leanfront is written in java so it should be compatible. Only the ffmpeg 
audio part of leanfront is written in C.

I can easily build an intel version of leanfront (the ffmpeg audio is 
the part that would be different). My development builds always have 
intel 32bit and 64 bit included. The production builds only have arm 32 
and arm 64 (to reduce the size).


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