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

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 15:42:37 UTC 2022

On 11/23/22 01:37, James wrote:
>> On 22 Nov 2022, at 6:11 pm, John Pilkington <johnpilk222 at gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>> 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 <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.
> I feel like I'm on the other side
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjin8t633pc
> James
If you have read the documentation and tried to follow the "Download and 
Install" section, and have specific questions please let me know. If 
there is something that is not clear I would like to remedy it. If the 
problem is TL;DR then I don't think I can help.


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