[mythtv-users] FireTV 4K stick
johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 11:35:44 UTC 2019
On 25/08/2019 16:20, Peter Bennett wrote:
> 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've just gone through the setting backend process again, and got as far
as the blue left-hand bar with a lens and an android green logo; then
got the Android home screen again...
I've tried some more, but even after clearing the app data (272KB),
restarting is unpredictable and using the on-screen keyboard to enter
the IP address gets discouraging. This system has 409 recordings.
I have had good full-screen playback of DVB-T2 HD content with stereo -
but then the picture froze while the audio continued; behaviour seen
earlier with frontend and mediacodec. Playback of HD recordings with
multichannel sound just gives the rotating arrow, or, later, an active
but non-functional playback-control screen.
It's difficult to make connections between the logs and events. At one
stage the JavaBinder reported that:
BinderProxy is being destroyed but the application did not call
unlinkToDeath to unlink all of its death recipients beforehand.
Releasing leaked death recipient
>> 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.
There were typos in these version numbers: corrected version here
FireTVstick 4K bought last November in the UK from Amazon:
Fire TV Home Version 188.8.131.52-713
Software Version Fire OS 184.108.40.206 (NS6265/2157)
auto updated during the past week
last checked and up to date yesterday, 24 Aug 2019
Storage capacity 2.76 GB of 5.28 GB available; I saw an 'out of memory'
at some stage in the log. Several other apps are installed and most are
I also saw a list of supported resolutions that didn't obviously include
1920*1080, which is what I have:
u4res_ntsc u4res_pal u4res_4k u4res
Mythbackend on Fedora 29 Core2duo 2.66 GHz, 3.8 GiB ram:
current master 477ddfd
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