[mythtv-users] Android Mythrontend on Firestck 4K

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 20:11:28 UTC 2023

On 9/25/23 15:10, Will Dormann wrote:
> On 9/25/23 2:36 PM, Will Dormann wrote:
>> While the UI is familiar, the experience was pretty rough  The app 
>> took close to 60 seconds to launch. Interacting with the UI is a 
>> touch sluggish, and I had to turn off deinterlacing to get non-choppy 
>> playback of the sample video that I tried (which happened to be 
>> MPEG2). The directions at <https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Android> 
>> seemed a touch different than what I saw in the UI, so I'm not 100% 
>> sure that I got it set up with ideal settings.
> Oh, and I forgot to mention in my prior message: According to the 
> above guide, one should configure MythTV to have stereo audio output.
> While I don't yet have my surround audio system set up yet, is it true 
> that using a Fire Stick 4k as a frontend, you won't even get surround 
> sound?
If you select audio device OpenSLES you are limited to stereo, That is 
why I recommend selecting device AudioTrack, which supports surround 
sound pass through as well.
> If all of the above are just "how it is" with a Fire Stick, what is 
> the preferred MythTV frontend device these days?  I'm sort of old 
> school with the "pop an NVIDIA card in a PC and you'll be golden" 
> mindset.
> Thanks
> -WD
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