[mythtv-users] mythtv FE/BE combo for an RV?

Mike Bibbings mike.bibbings at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 19:01:38 UTC 2019

On 08/08/2019 18:59, James Abernathy wrote:
> While on a recent 4 month RV trip my main mythtv backend at home ran 
> great and recorded all our show.  I tried to use an RP3B+ to provide 
> similar OTA DVR features in my RV as we moved around.  I could not get 
> this working with Mythtv Light before I left.  So on the RP3 B+, I 
> used LibreELEC and TVH server/client and it sort of worked, but a big 
> pain to setup each stop and it was not forgiving on signal issues in 
> remote areas.
> So now that I'm home I'm trashing the RP3 B+ and going to build a 
> mythtv FE/BE combo on a Intel NUC with Xubuntu 18.04 LTS and Mythtv 
> v30. I have it working with HDHR Connect Duo tuners and EIT EPG data.
> So my questions are these:
> 1.  The System Information page asks the question, Is mythfilldatabase 
> running?  I think that I can ignore this since my guide data is OTA 
> EPG provided by me setting the Video Sources to EIT only.  Right??
> 2. When I move locations in the RV, obviously I need to rescan for the 
> new channels.  I'm thinking something like: in mythtv-setup run the 
> channel scan in Input Connections on the first tuner and the rest will 
> just follow along? Then allow time for the EPG data to fill in.
> Thoughts?
> Jim A

For 1. this message can be ignored  as long as  EIT kicks in and starts 
populating the Guide Data, for me it usually starts after around 5 minutes.

For 2. you probably want to delete all existing channels before doing a 
new channel scan, mythtv-setup might retain channels for your old 
location which could cause failed recordings/LiveTV if you just redo 
channel scan.

Easy way to delete the previous channels before a new channel scan is to 
use mythtv-setup>Channel Editor>Delete, then run Channel Scan on the 
same screen.

Setting up mythtv-backend on Raspberry RP3 B+  is a time consuming 
manual process.

Whilst dong some work on a Raspberry Pi4 I wrote a script to automate 
the process of setting up mythbackend having installed mythtv-light, it 
also works on Pi 3 see 


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