[mythtv-users] Leanfront testers wanted for Android TV

Klaas de Waal klaas.de.waal at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 16:32:13 UTC 2024

Hi Peter,

The Leanfront works OK here. What I do like very much is that it is capable
of switching the output frequency to match the frame rate of the video.
This is something mythfrontend does with an NVida graphics card but what
mythfrontend does not do with Intel graphics.
I also like that it goes back to the Shield main menu without
prompting "Are you really sure you do want to exit from this very wonderful
app" which most other apps tend to do.

There is of course also room for improvement:
- Going back from playing a recording to the recordings menu, it first
shows the page where you came from and then it repaints (?) itself together
with an animation of the selected program. This is a bit annoying.
- The program guide is hidden in a rather non-intuitive (for me...)
- The program guide shows all channels for all video sources. This is OK if
you have only one video source but not if you have more video sources.
Also, it shows channels of video sources that are not connected to a
capture card and hence can never be used. This was all fixed a long time
ago in mythfrontend. This comment is about the same as what I gave on the
initial version of the program guide for the new web frontend.
- The first entry for the playback menu's is "All", the second one is
Default. The first one shows the recordings but it shows also all live TV
recordings that have been made. This is something I do not want to see. If,
when playing live TV, I want to make a recording of it I do press the "R"
and then it becomes a real recording.

Altogether it is a nice piece of work!

Hope this helps,

On Fri, 12 Jan 2024 at 02:05, Bill Meek <keemllib at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tuesday 09 January 2024 10:53:20 AM (-06:00), Peter Bennett wrote:
>  > Hi All
>  >
>  > To all who possess an Android TV device that is not an Amazon fire tv
> or
> fire tv stick.
>  >
>  > I am working on getting leanfront available in the google app store.
>  >
>  > Google have a requirement that it be installed from the play store and
> tested by 20 users for 14 days continuously before it can be made
> generally
> available.
>  >
>  > This is a new requirement from Google that started last November.
>  >
>  > 20 users have to install leanfront on their devices and leave it there
> for at least 14 days. It has to be installed from the play store using a
> special URL. How much you use the application is not important, but it may
> be important that the google TV device be powered on.
>  >
>  > If you have a non-fire android TV or google TV device (e.g. NVidia
> Shield, onn streaming box, google chrome cast, Smart TV with android TV),
> please assist in this process.
>  >
>  > You need to email me the google logon email address that you use with
> the device. I have to add email addresses to a list at google. Only people
> on the list can install leanfront from the play store.
>  >
>  > I will send instructions to you once I have the email address added at
> google.
>  >
>  > Peter
> Just an FYI for those considering jumping in: My cable provider switched
> to
> streaming boxes (HLS) which are Android
> based, so I loaded the app on both of mine (model Pyxis-RCN).
> Yet another way for 'dumb' TV sets to get smart.
> --
> Bill
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