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by jfabernathy
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Backend on Pi 4
Replies: 106
Views: 21570
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Re: Backend on Pi 4

How's that encoded? DVB-T2 here is rarely more than 2GB/hour for h264 encoded 1080i content these days. MPEG2 encoded SD content tends to be well under 1GB/hour. On the plus side, so long as it only pulls the data it needs for the channels being recorded I'm never going to have a problem with capac...
by jfabernathy
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Backend on Pi 4
Replies: 106
Views: 21570
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Re: Backend on Pi 4

I know that ATSC MB/s has reduced in the USA as a result of the FCC repack of channels. I use to see the higher quality programs consume 6GB per hour. Now that is more like 4GB per hour. Some of that bandwidth is going to more sub channels in the mux, From a practical side I have tested a HDHR Quatr...
by jfabernathy
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Backend on Pi 4
Replies: 106
Views: 21570
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Re: Backend on Pi 4

Regarding the MicroSD cards, I have run LibreELEC with Kodi and Tvheadend on a microSD card for over 2 years with no issues. Only the recordings are on a USB3 2TB portable hard drive so these microSD cards have proven to be relatively durable but with read/write speeds a lot slower than HDDs. I've ...
by jfabernathy
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Backend on Pi 4
Replies: 106
Views: 21570
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Re: Backend on Pi 4

I'm going to need to replace my DVB-T2 tuner as well as my current one is a PCI-e card. I'd assumed originally it would need to be USB (e.g. the Hauppage WinTV-dualHD), but the discussion here has got me thinking about the HDHomeRun. I don't really need more than two tuners (in fact a single tuner ...
by jfabernathy
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Backend on Pi 4
Replies: 106
Views: 21570
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Re: Backend on Pi 4

My thoughts were ultimately to get a 2TB SSD for the recordings and database and keep the OS and software on a microSD, primarily to make testing and, if necessary, backing out future upgrades a bit easier by just popping in a card with the old build and restoring the database from backup. I've see...
by jfabernathy
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Android
Topic: Chromecast with Google TV?
Replies: 9
Views: 1041
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Re: Chromecast with Google TV?

I have another request for those with a Chromecast with Google TV. Does it have a a setting for "Framerate Matching"? My FireTV 4K does have that feature and it allows smooth playing of Netflix and Prime Video content filmed in Europe. Shows like "The Crown" on Netflix is one that I can't watch on m...
by jfabernathy
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Android
Topic: Chromecast with Google TV?
Replies: 9
Views: 1041
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Re: Chromecast with Google TV?

can any of you tell if either FireTV 4K or Chromecast with Google TV is any better with Mythtv-frontend or leanfront?
by jfabernathy
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Android
Topic: Streaming music from MythTV to Android
Replies: 3
Views: 93
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Re: Streaming music from MythTV to Android

If you want mythtv to see it, I think you need to add the music directory to the "Storage Directory" setup for the backend. You can have multiple directories if your music is in several locations. Once defined you can set it up on any mythfrontend. I also have all my music directories setup on a smb...
by jfabernathy
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Android
Topic: mythtv-frontend volume
Replies: 4
Views: 111
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Re: mythtv-frontend volume

... Both mythfrontend and leanfront produce identical volume levels.... My wife normally uses Leanfront and has not complained. However, when I got her using Mythfrontend for Live TV, she started the complaining about the low volume level. On my Shield TV I drive the sound through a AV Receiver, bu...
by jfabernathy
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Android
Topic: mythtv-frontend volume
Replies: 4
Views: 111
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Re: mythtv-frontend volume

I don't think this is native to the signal that is received by the tuners used by MythTV. If I use the SiliconDust HDHomerun app on FireTV 4k or Shield TV to play Live TV, it is the same volume level as all my other apps on those devices.
by jfabernathy
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Android
Topic: mythtv-frontend volume
Replies: 4
Views: 111
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mythtv-frontend volume

I'm trying to balance the audio volume between all my applications on the FireTV 4k stick. The stick is connected to a Sony TV and using the built-in speakers. I find that when I switch to mythtv-frontend from other apps like SlingTV, Prime Video, Netflix, or Youtube, I have to raise the volume sign...
by jfabernathy
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Android
Topic: Leanfront idle for backend shutdown? [solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 443
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Re: Leanfront idle for backend shutdown?

I have seen over the years a number of problems posted that were related to the backend going to sleep. I've rarely had a Linux system come out of Sleep correctly 100% of the time. So I never use sleep. In fact my backend/NAS server has not been off for at least a year. If my math is right my backen...
by jfabernathy
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Backend install has missing link needed for optimize_mythdb
Replies: 7
Views: 354
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Re: Backend install has missing link needed for optimize_mythdb

Thanks very much for sharing this script. For anyone else intending to use this don't do what Mr. Stupid here did. I printed out a copy of the post to make typing in easier, not realising the code box had a scroll bar, so only ending up with half the script. :o By the way, in the script there are t...
by jfabernathy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Case + Fan
Replies: 7
Views: 936
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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Case + Fan

if you search on Youtube.com you will find a bunch of Raspberry Pi 4 cooling solutions and they usually test them with stress tests and overclocking. I have had fans get loud due to bearings failing. I bought a bunch of them for $10 and they worked but did not cool as good as the ones I originally h...
by jfabernathy
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Overclocking to improve playback performance?
Replies: 17
Views: 1019
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Re: Overclocking to improve playback performance?

gedakc wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:52 pm
It took jumping through some hoops to get MythTV v30 running. Unfortunately the video playback quality does not appear to be perfect in v30 either.
I guess that's why I took my FireTV 4K stick on my last trip.