[mythtv-users] BE3 - Issues with installation and database

Miroslav Pavlovic mail.pavlovic at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 14:36:44 UTC 2019


I was fiddling also a lot with my mythtv install and it didnt work the
"manual" way.  Not after some days of debug. :-(

In the end I was uninstalling it completely via the GUI Software Tool, by
searching for mythtv. (>Applications Menu>System>Software)

Then Installed the same way and faced another issue, that I fixed with this
link. ( https://forum.mythtv.org/viewtopic.php?t=2770 )

Maybe it is worth to try from scratch the clean way.



Am Di., 4. Juni 2019 um 10:30 Uhr schrieb Stephen Worthington <
stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz>:

> On Mon, 3 Jun 2019 17:27:12 -0500, you wrote:
> [snip]
> >Does BE3 have the mythweb package(s) installed? That might be why
> >  does not work.  Or there could be Apache
> >config problems, which would show up in the Apache log files.
> >
> >    Apparently not installed. I don’t recall installing in the past, but
> >    that was years ago, plus things change. It looks like going to the
> >    port displays everything (and more!) the old systems’ mythweb
> displayed.
> Mythweb as always been a separate thing - even from source code, you
> have to get it separately.  But if you installed the "mythtv"
> metapackage that installs all the other MythTV packages automatically,
> mythweb used to be installed.  Maybe that has changed in v30 and you
> have to manually install mythweb now, as mythweb is deprecated.
> >    And yes, this is a slightly late reply: I’ll admit I was playing
> >    with the RPi Frontend now that we finally got it working (thank you
> >    thank you thank you!!). Wireless 5G almost works with a 1080i
> >    programme (I’m in the U.S. so referencing those standards): had some
> >    issues with Audio dropping out apparently due to the Video speeding
> >    up slightly because of the amount of data and dropped some. Did play
> >    around some with the GPU memory allocation. A programme from a
> >    station with 720p resolution was a lot better but still minor
> >    issues. A programme form a lower resolution substation (480i) played
> >    fine.
> A 5 GHz WiFi connection works fine when the frontend box has 802.11ac
> WiFi, but I think an RPi only has 802.11n, which, depending on how
> good the actual connection is, may not be fast enough.  The problem
> with 5 GHz is that it does not go through walls nearly as well as 2.4
> GHz, so where you have the RPi in relation to the WiFi access point
> matters.  In your current (testing) location, it may not work well,
> but it may be OK where you actually want to use it, if that is closer
> to the AP or has fewer obstructions in between.
> >    Using a wired connection seems to solve the problem (100Mbps vs. ~52
> >    Mbps?). ...I may have to install an Ethernet connection one place
> >    here after all. All the current watch-TV positions are wired.
> >
> >
> >    Oh, Closed Captioning didn’t work on the RPi (does on the Backend)
> >    with or without the MPEG2 license; tried default of ToggleCC,
> >    ToggleCC608 (VBI CC), and ToggleCC708 (ATSC CC). May be an issue
> >    with MythTV Light as fairly certain works with the RPi (older non-5G
> >    capability) though pretty sure regular Myth on it.
> Closed captions "just work" for me using normal PC based frontends, so
> I think you are probably right that it will be an RPi problem.  Since
> I do not have an RPi, I do not think I can help much with that.
> >    So looks like perhaps the next step is the mythexport/mythimport.
> It would be easier if BE2 was upgraded to v30 also.  Then you could
> just use the trick of swapping the config.xml files to get the
> frontends to talk to either BE2 or BE3 until you have finally watched
> or deleted all the recordings on BE2.  You might find that easier than
> exporting all the recordings to BE3.
> If you want to go ahead and export all the existing recordings from
> BE2 to BE3, then you need to first decide how you are going to move
> all the recording files to BE3.  How many recordings are there?  Do
> you want to move the hard drive(s) with the recording files from BE2
> to BE3?  That would probably be the easiest if there are lots of
> recordings.  Otherwise, you would first need to ensure that BE3 has
> enough space on its recording drives for all of BE2's recordings, plus
> space for any new ones it will be making.  Then you would need to set
> up network access (using SAMBA?) for BE2 to be able to write files to
> BE3's recording drives.  Or you could temporarily install each BE2
> recording drive on BE3 to move the recording files.  Or use an
> external drive mount to do that.  I will need to know how this is
> going to happen in order to do a custom version of mythexport for you.
> Also, does BE2 have multiple recording file locations (multiple
> directories in its recording storage groups)?  Does BE3 record to any
> storage groups other than "Default"?  Does BE3 have multiple recording
> drives, or only one?
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