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by jfabernathy
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: booting race conditions with networked tuners
Replies: 3
Views: 475
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Re: booting race conditions with networked tuners

But if you can fix this by restarting mythbackend isn't the problem with myth-backend service? You can add a wait on networking in the myth-backend service. Well I could add all the systemd stuff that Ubuntu versions of mythtv has, but "wait for networking" option in raspi-config works for all netw...
by jfabernathy
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: booting race conditions with networked tuners
Replies: 3
Views: 475
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Re: booting race conditions with networked tuners

I could fix this with a raspi-config option of setting "wait for network" in the boot options. However that generated a problem with booting with a blank menu bar. I'm not the only one who's seen this problem, but the Raspbian folks say it's impossible. I fixed it by building an xfce4 system on top ...
by jfabernathy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: RPI4, Buster, Mythtv Light, H264, playback stutter
Replies: 9
Views: 471
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Re: RPI4, Buster, Mythtv Light, H264, playback stutter

not sure what gpu memory split you use, but for me it's 320. mythtv-frontend seems to like it.
by jfabernathy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Backend on Pi 4
Replies: 36
Views: 3453
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Re: Backend on Pi 4

I think I have a workaround. I went back to basics and installed raspbian buster lite and then added the XFCE desktop stuff per the guide on the RPI forum: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=133691 I was able to move the rootfs to the SATA SSD on USB3 and do my normal mythtv -light F...
by jfabernathy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Backend on Pi 4
Replies: 36
Views: 3453
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Re: Backend on Pi 4

so I tested this by: 1. putting my NFS entries in /etc/fstab 2. running sudo raspi-config and turning on "wait for Network" in the boot options. 3. rebooting So once the system has rebooted I have all my NFS drives mounted, mythtv-backend is running with all HDHR tuners working correctly. So you wou...
by jfabernathy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Backend on Pi 4
Replies: 36
Views: 3453
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Re: Backend on Pi 4

Jim, I use a SiliconDust HD HomeRun CONNECT QUATRO (Model: HDHR5-4DT, Firmware: 20190621) all I have done is set "Wait for network" using Raspberry Pi Configuration screen (or sudo raspi-config in a terminal session). My Raspberry Pi's get ip address from my router. This works for me and I do not s...
by jfabernathy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Backend on Pi 4
Replies: 36
Views: 3453
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Re: Backend on Pi 4

mythtv-light does include the backend so it should not be necessary to build from source. Also the wiki guides should give all the info on setting up the database etc. although that info is in the "Build from source" article https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Build_from_Source#Post-install_tasks Attached ...
by jfabernathy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: booting race conditions with networked tuners
Replies: 3
Views: 475
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booting race conditions with networked tuners

I’ve had to fix the race conditions with Ubuntu 18.04 and network tuners use with mythtv-backend v30. Changing the systemd services configuration resolved that. I have not thought about that for some time. However, I now have what appears to be similar issues with Raspbian Buster on a Raspberry Pi 4...
by jfabernathy
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: RPI4, Buster, Mythtv Light, H264, playback stutter
Replies: 9
Views: 471
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Re: RPI4, Buster, Mythtv Light, H264, playback stutter

@jfabernathy Thanks - that's kind of you. I find the further into the recording the worse the Ffwd or fwd skip problem gets; sometimes repeatedly skipping right to the end (whilst I madly stab the play/resume button). (Aside: @jksj I quickly tried kodi on a Pi3B+ as an alternative frontend. Utterly...
by jfabernathy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: RPI4, Buster, Mythtv Light, H264, playback stutter
Replies: 9
Views: 471
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Re: RPI4, Buster, Mythtv Light, H264, playback stutter

Thanks for the info! Appreciated. I am easily living with the stutter (most noticeable on slow pan/zoom type scenes). The unpredictable behaviour on skips or Ffwd/rev drives me nuts though. Do you notice anything untoward there? (Aside: In spite of my replay problems, I'm still amazed Mythtv/Pi4 co...
by jfabernathy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: RPI4, Buster, Mythtv Light, H264, playback stutter
Replies: 9
Views: 471
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Re: RPI4, Buster, Mythtv Light, H264, playback stutter

I can't help with your H.264 question, but I use a combo FE/BE on a Raspberry Pi4 B 4GB ram and the USA OTA mpeg HD 1080i/720p recordings work fine. I'm comparing the playback on a RPI4 as very acceptable. I have to find very high action scenes where I notice any difference from my FE on a PC with N...
by jfabernathy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: portable FE/BE Combo system
Replies: 1
Views: 337
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Re: portable FE/BE Combo system

One additional thought. When you configure your HD Homerun Quatro, you need to set at least one of the tuners to do Active EIT scanning. This is part of the Capture Card setup in mythtv-setup.
by jfabernathy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: portable FE/BE Combo system
Replies: 1
Views: 337
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portable FE/BE Combo system

I've had about 4 months of testing portable OTA DVR solutions and thought it might help others with what I found. I needed a OTA DVR for my RV for our long trip this year. And since the Raspberry 3B+ was the best I could get earlier this year I went with LibreELEC 9.0 software with the TVHeadend plu...
by jfabernathy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Backend on Pi 4
Replies: 36
Views: 3453
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Re: Backend on Pi 4

Dare I ask: how well does commercial flagging work on a Pi 4? I don't use commercial flagging, I just use 30 second forward skip to run past commercials. Mike The same for me. I have found that with my OTA recordings, it misses more than it gets right. So I adjusted the forward skip to 60 seconds a...
by jfabernathy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Backend on Pi 4
Replies: 36
Views: 3453
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Re: Backend on Pi 4

Some recordings are 1080i and some are 720p