[mythtv-users] FireTV 4K stick

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Aug 25 15:20:38 UTC 2019

On 8/24/19 3:56 PM, John Pilkington wrote:
> My earlier report wasn't quite accurate.  The Fedora adb successfully 
> installed your .adk and I had been able to set the backend address and 
> accept the options for Backend Ports and Frontend Host Name (Android), 
> but then useful responses stopped.
> I reinstalled and did the same again, and 'More' gave a scrollable 
> screen of recording thumbnails.
It is supposed to show a row for each title with episodes scrolling left 
to right. Under "More" there is a grid option which I don't think is 
very useful. Did you not see any rows above the "More" row?
> I selected a 1080i h264 25 fps with 6-channel AAC/LATM audio - and the 
> playback-control screen appeared, but nothing more, and on quitting I 
> got only the repeating ikon.  I tried 'Delete app data' and got back 
> to the empty Settings screen.
> I have found it possible to play some of the recordings on this F29 
> test box, but at present would not choose this way to do it: the 
> format above doesn't play at all, and 'Standard Definition' mpeg2 
> encoding plays in a series of spurts.  It seems happiest with the 
> 544*576 h264 encoded format from eg the Smithsonian and PBS America 
> channels,  but even there the aspect ratio is wrong - it's probably 
> assuming square pixels.
> 'adb logcat' works, produces lots of output, and could probably be 
> usefully filtered.  The main problem at present for me is the tendency 
> to forget the backend connection settings whenever something goes 
> wrong or the wrong button is pushed.  I'll keep trying it.
> So, I guess it's showing promise but isn't yet ready for a global 
> rollout.  Many thanks for working on it, though :-)
Thanks  for testing this. Error handling needs to be added to the app. I 
already noticed the aspect ratio problem so I will be looking into that.

Let me know what android device you are using and what version of mythtv 
backend you have.


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