[mythtv-users] connecting android mythtv-frontend on shield to v31 backend

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 15 18:11:14 UTC 2020

On 15/02/2020 17:35, Peter Bennett wrote:
> On 2/15/20 12:04 PM, James Abernathy wrote:
>> I build a test system with mythtv v31 on ubuntu 18.04. It's working 
>> fine. I want to test it with a Shield TV frontend using mythfrontend 
>> v31-Pre-1898 and I've having some issues.
>> First I used adb install to install the Shield frontend and on the 
>> shield setup I reset all the data and cache.
>> Second I made user that the v31 backend had the mythtv.cnf for for 
>> mysql (mariadb) had the # removed from the bind address statement.
> With MariaDB it needs to be set as
> bind-address = ::
> in /etc/mysql/mariadb.conf.d/50-server.cnf or whatever file has it
>> When I do the search on Shield for the backend it shows my 2 V30 
>> backends and one V31 backend. I can't seem to connect to is.  Every 
>> time I go to setup its have the database password right, but the IP is 
>>  I changed that to the right IP for the v31 backend, but 
>> it's can't connect to the database.
>> Any ideas?
> there are some options -
> 1. Set a pin on your v31 backend, then on the shield select that backend 
> and enter the correct PIN.
> or
> 2. Select setup on the shield and enter the correct database ip address, 
> database, user id and password. You can check against config.xml on your 
> server to make sure you have the correct values.
> If it still does not connect you can run adb logcat > some file and look 
> through the file for the relevant database connection error message.

The new build looks good to me, running a Firestick 4k with backend 
master e3528a03.  adb install -r updated the previous install with no 
other changes.  It's using software decoding on 4 cores and DVB-T2 HD is 
perhaps sometimes getting near the limit, but it still looks good to me.

It doesn't have the unpredictability that TV formats in the UK cause 
with the leanfront build.



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