[mythtv-users] Smart TVs that can run Mythtv-Leanfront?

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 10:11:05 UTC 2022

On 22/11/2022 06:41, James wrote:
>> On 22 Nov 2022, at 9:39 am, Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:pb.mythtv at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> On 11/21/22 18:52, James wrote:
>>> Top posting, there is lots of gunk below ...
>>> I'm an old mythtv user but I'm utterly naive about leanfront. Would 
>>> you say a few lines about using a firestick 4k.
>>> What do I need to do about the remote. I can use the wiki, I just 
>>> need some handholding.
>>> Thanks
>>> James
>> Leanfront info is in github:
>> https://github.com/bennettpeter/android-MythTV-Leanfront#readme 
>> <https://github.com/bennettpeter/android-MythTV-Leanfront#readme>
> Peter thanks.
> Very interesting but it starts with "... when Jack got out of the 
> bottomless pit .."
> The install offers Android leanfront, Android mythfrontend, mythTV-light 
> and others without explaining. Where to find "How to install an app on 
> android"
> What I hoped to get was
> (a) offers bla bla (b) offers dilidy do (c) offers other stuff
> chose (a) do this magic to install on your firestick.
>  From there I can make headway.
> Cheers
> James

Peter has done a great job on the coding and the documentation, but 
adding info just adds to the untiggerish TL;DR factor.  Try the myth 
wiki for android and/or leanfront.

I would choose leanfront for viewing, if I was confident that the file 
is good and the format suitable; that hasn't always been obvious. 
Display quality seems better than the normal frontend, particularly in 
panning shots, with or without nVidia.  I don't use 1080 formats much, 
and higher res not at all.

I expect to continue using Mythfrontend/keyboard/mouse for admin and 
editing work.

I use adb, from android-tools, for installing.  You need to enable the 
android 'developer mode', which is well hidden on my Sony tv.


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