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by rodr
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mythcommflag logo detection
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Australia

Mythcommflag logo detection

Trying to figure out why mythcommflag is not detecting any commercials in some of my recordings here in Australia. One I am testing with is a sports news piece, 1 hour long. It has multiple logos that appear for a while at various times, but only one that appears all the time (top left of screen) ex...
by rodr
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Australia
Topic: MythTV in Oz
Replies: 7
Views: 1810
Australia

Re: MythTV in Oz

With only a couple of days of light usage, commercial flagging has been OK. That's a large part of the appeal of MythTV here. Still figuring out what we want to watch... Australian sports and politics are still mysterious to us. :) The amount of American-sourced programming is a bit surprising.
by rodr
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Australia
Topic: MythTV in Oz
Replies: 7
Views: 1810
Australia

Re: MythTV in Oz

The Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD arrived today and all is good so far. We have 35 channels with great reception and the embedded program guide is good for about a week forward... it took some time to populate. A PCIe card should work as well, and I can see how a quad tuner may be useful since recordings a...
by rodr
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Australia
Topic: MythTV in Oz
Replies: 7
Views: 1810
Australia

Re: MythTV in Oz

Hi Flitter! Very interesting thought about changing to the DVB-T firmware... just tried that but alas, HDHomeRun Config just produces an error message. Perhaps it has ATSC-specific hardware. It did allow me to upgrade to the latest ATSC firmware. Thank you very much for the other tips as well. Sound...
by rodr
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Australia
Topic: MythTV in Oz
Replies: 7
Views: 1810
Australia

MythTV in Oz

It's pretty quiet in the Australia forum, so maybe a rambling post will not be too unwelcome. :) I was a happy MythTV user in the USA (Northern California) and as a recent transplant to the Coffs Harbour area am looking forward to "giving it a go" here. My US-specific HDHomeRun was not an option and...
by rodr
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Is there a solution for HDMI capture to MythTV on Linux?
Replies: 3
Views: 1315
Australia

Re: Is there a solution for HDMI capture to MythTV on Linux?

Thanks for the reply. That looks promising. Now all I need is a whole lot of free time. :)
by rodr
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Is there a solution for HDMI capture to MythTV on Linux?
Replies: 3
Views: 1315
Australia

Is there a solution for HDMI capture to MythTV on Linux?

Seems like this should be answered somewhere, but my searching skills seem to be lacking.

Yes I know about HDCP, but there's stuff like this to deal with it: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004F9LVXC/

Example use case: Roku box with HDMI-only output, wanting to time shift the streaming channels.

TIA...
by rodr
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel Core i3, LMDE, jittery HD performance
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Australia

Re: Intel Core i3, LMDE, jittery HD performance

Kwisher wrote:Can you add a nVidia GPU to offload playback to it rather than the CPU?
Yes I'm sure a separate video card is an option, and may be necessary if I move to a higher resolution TV (currently using a 720p plasma TV).
by rodr
Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel Core i3, LMDE, jittery HD performance
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Australia

Re: Intel Core i3, LMDE, jittery HD performance

I think what's going on here is that my i3 is a Clarkdale, which is first generation and does not have the on-chip support for video decoding that was introduced with the subsequent Sandy Bridge version (which has about double the video performance). Seems like MythTV should handle its limitations m...
by rodr
Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel Core i3, LMDE, jittery HD performance
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Australia

Re: Intel Core i3, LMDE, jittery HD performance

Not tearing, and didn't look like anything to do with mismatched frame rates. I would call it dropped frames, or intermittent freezing of the display. It happens when most of the screen area is changing, as in panning or zooming, which I guess is when the bitrate is higher. I also just tried it with...
by rodr
Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel Core i3, LMDE, jittery HD performance
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Australia

Re: Intel Core i3, LMDE, jittery HD performance

Thanks for the response. Some interesting developments... First, I noticed today that the kernel was running only a single CPU on my i3. Seems LMDE installs a kernel for older CPUs by default with no SMP support. So I installed a more suitable kernel and rebooted. With high hopes I tested HD playbac...
by rodr
Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel Core i3, LMDE, jittery HD performance
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Australia

Re: Intel Core i3, LMDE, jittery HD performance

No ideas yet?

A bit more info...

The drive is a Samsung HD204UI internal SATA.

I have tried Disabling file access time logging without any noticeable improvement. Same non-result with "sudo blockdev --setra 1024 /dev/sda".
by rodr
Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel Core i3, LMDE, jittery HD performance
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Australia

Intel Core i3, LMDE, jittery HD performance

I've got a PC with a Core i3 CPU running Linux Mint Debian Edition and the MythTV 0.27.5 that comes with it. Backend and frontend are installed as well as Kodi. The backend records DirecTV SD as well as OTA. Recordings are stored in a 1.4 TB JFS partition on a 2 TB hard drive. The problem is that HD...