[mythtv-users] Android mythfrontend for V33

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 16:31:42 UTC 2023

On 2/8/23 11:09, James Abernathy wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2023 at 12:22 PM James Abernathy 
> <jfabernathy at gmail.com> wrote:
>     On Mon, Feb 6, 2023 at 11:49 AM James Abernathy
>     <jfabernathy at gmail.com> wrote:
>         On Mon, Feb 6, 2023 at 11:01 AM David Hampton via mythtv-users
>         <mythtv-users at mythtv.org> wrote:
>             On Mon, 2023-02-06 at 10:34 -0600, James Abernathy wrote:
>             > I upgraded the backend to v33 and everything seems to be
>             working.
>             > However, I'm using  33-Pre-924-g6f87ffba14 Android
>             mythfrontend.  It
>             > seems to be working fine with v33 except I can't
>             download and use
>             > certain Themes.
>             >
>             > When I try to select Functionality 31.2, I get ERROR:
>             Downloading
>             > theme package from master backend.
>             Hi Jim,
>             I just tested v33 and didn't have a problem downloading
>             this theme. It
>             did take a lot longer than downloading the LCARS theme,
>             but about the
>             same time as downloading the Arclight theme. Not sure that
>             means
>             anything.
>             Try manually downloading the themes description package:
>             http://themes.mythtv.org/themes/repository/33/themes.zip
>             And then the Functionality theme itself:
>             http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/mythtv/themes/33/Functionality-31.2_33.zip
>             Let me know if these work.  They did for me.
>             David
>         Could it be the Pre-33 version of mythfrontend?  I checked
>         this morning and that is the latest.
>         Jim
>     I downloaded the Functionality theme but since it's on a FireTV
>     Android device, I have no idea what to do with the zip file?
>     The whole reason to have the Functionality theme is to view the
>     Schedule page and pick things to record. It has the 4 hour 14 line
>     format.
>     I tried downloading the themes you mentioned and all failed with
>     the error mentioned above. It must be the pre-version of
>     mythfrontend-android.
>     Jim A
> I just downloaded and installed the Android mythfrontend 
> fies/33(v33.1), mythfrontend-20230206-arm-v33.1.apk on my FireTV 4K 
> stick. It also has issues with changing the themes.
> I tried to download and change to every theme listed and they all 
> return an error (ERROR: Downloading theme package from master backend.)
> Not sure of a workaround since this is android.
> Jim A

Theme download with adb
Open in browser: http://themes.mythtv.org/themes/repository/33/themes.zip
unzip themes.zip
There is a directory under 33 for each theme containing a themeinfo.xml file
for example 33/Steppes/themeinfo.xml
look in the themeinfo.xml for the theme you want
Find a line like this in the file
Run that url in a browser to download the theme zip from that url.
Convert the zip file to a tar:
unzip Steppes-2.54_33.zip
tar cvf Steppes-2.54_33.tar Steppes
Upload the tar to the android tv device:
adb connect f-dev.lan
adb push Steppes-2.54_33.tar /data/local/tmp/
Copy it to mythfrontend:
adb shell
run-as org.mythtv.mythfrontend
cd files/themes
tar xvf /data/local/tmp/Steppes-2.54_33.tar
Ignore the many error messages messages "tar: chown 1000:1099 
'Steppes/Images/Recording/recording.26.png': Operation not permitted"
Go into mythfrontend and select the theme
Disconnect adb:
adb disconnect

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