[mythtv-users] v30 can anyone tell me is it worth upgrading?

James Linder jam at tigger.ws
Sun Feb 17 01:02:49 UTC 2019

> On 17 Feb 2019, at 3:01 am, mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:
>> Personally I'm still using 0.27 on Ubuntu 14.04 for those systems 
>> dedicated to TV watching only.
> I'm still on 0.26. After backporting a few patches, there are two
> flaws/lack of support I notice after recently moving and getting a new
> cable provider:
> 1. A bug in VDA hardware decoding that causes MythFrontend on my Mac to
>   freeze at certain points in a h.264 recording when
>   skipping. Workaround: Create a playback filter, with top priority,
>   that uses Standard (ffmpeg) decoding when a recording is exactly
>   1280x720, the resolution all the MPEG4 channels my cable provider
>   uses.
> 2. Lack of closed captions for h.264 in the aforementioned
>   channels. Workaround: None, but I can live without captions in such
>   cases.
> I know 2 has since been implemented (backporting it to 0.26 was beyond
> my abilities); hopefully 1 has been fixed, but couldn't find a mention
> in code.mythtv.org. If it has been that would be incentive for me to
> upgrade.
> -- 
> Frontend:		Apple MacBook Pro 2012 2.6GHz with 1TB SSD
> Backend:		HP Microserver N40L 1.5GHz with 4x3TB HDDs
> Tuners:			Three from CableCARD plus two over-the-air

I’m using 29
I am making a serious effort to use the mythweb backend as I can’t get the php mythweb to run on Suse leap 15.0
I use php-mythweb on an ubuntu VM because there are occasions where :6544 just won’t do (I filed some tickets)
I recently changed my dual haupauge to quad siliconedust tuners.

Somewhere in the above three items the scheduler is AFU.
I set it to record 1 show. 

Two tuners record THAT channel and show.
Has mythbackend corrupted the DB?

In most areas the devs have made a really nice intuitave interface.
The scheduler is an exception.

EG the ABC shows weekend news on one or more of it’s 4 mux’s.
I want to record 1 showing every week at that time but oh how it fails, recording upto 4 showings.

Here duplicates do not help, title and subtitle are the same every week.

So Record All Showings - this day and time - (What does First showing do)

So looking at the above is 30 a worth while change?
I’ll spelunk the DB, but are there any suggestions - I’d like to drop the DB and start over BUT save all the video meta data. (I presume one needs to save the list in order to keep the meta data)


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