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by AdamJacobs
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: MythTV confused by daylight saving time
Replies: 6
Views: 250
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Re: MythTV confused by daylight saving time

Thanks for the replies.

Anyway, this is a bit weird. Without my doing anything at all, it's back on the right time now. I wonder if there is some kind of cron job or something that syncs MythTV with the server time but doesn't necessarily run immediately?
by AdamJacobs
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: MythTV confused by daylight saving time
Replies: 6
Views: 250
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MythTV confused by daylight saving time

I've been using various versions of MythTV for over 10 years, and in the past, it's always just updated itself automatically whenever the clocks have changed as we enter or leave daylight saving time. But this time, it hasn't. I'm in the UK, where the clocks went forward 1 hour from GMT to BST at th...
by AdamJacobs
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Streaming music from MythTV to Android
Replies: 3
Views: 288
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Re: Streaming music from MythTV to Android

@heyted: Thanks for the suggestion, if I set my music folder up as a shared folder, then I can get to it from VLC that way. Maybe that would be a reasonable workaround. @jfabernathy: I've already set the music directory to the storage directory setup in the backend. I don't think the problem is with...
by AdamJacobs
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Android
Topic: Streaming music from MythTV to Android
Replies: 3
Views: 288
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Streaming music from MythTV to Android

I have noticed that the VLC app on my Android device can see my MythTV server as a source of streamed music (presumably via UPnP), but it can't actually see any of the music in it. If I click on the MythTV icon within VLC, it just says "This directory is empty". This is different to the VLC installe...
by AdamJacobs
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Jerky video: trying to run Mythfrontend without desktop environment
Replies: 10
Views: 1165
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Re: Jerky video: trying to run Mythfrontend without desktop environment

OK, I think I have come up with a good solution. I have installed Kodi on my RPi. Although the way Kodi connects to the MythTV backend is slightly more limited than the way the proper MythTV frontend does, the limitations are mostly fairly minor. The functionality that I use 90% of the time is there...
by AdamJacobs
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Jerky video: trying to run Mythfrontend without desktop environment
Replies: 10
Views: 1165
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Re: Jerky video: trying to run Mythfrontend without desktop environment

Well I figured this out. It is indeed possible to get mythtv to start without booting to GUI first. The trick is to type startx at the terminal after setting up the .xsession file as described in the documentation. This has improved things to some extent, but TBH not to the point where it's wonderfu...
by AdamJacobs
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Jerky video: trying to run Mythfrontend without desktop environment
Replies: 10
Views: 1165
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Re: Jerky video: trying to run Mythfrontend without desktop environment

Thank for the replies.

I've already installed MythTV light, which works fine apart from the jerky video. If I use the pi-utils as you suggest, is it possible that that might configure it differently so that the video is smoother?
by AdamJacobs
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Jerky video: trying to run Mythfrontend without desktop environment
Replies: 10
Views: 1165
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Jerky video: trying to run Mythfrontend without desktop environment

I have set up a Raspberry Pi 3B+ as a front end to a MythTV system, using MythTV Light 0.31. It mostly works OK, but the video is a bit jerky. Having googled this, I have paid for a hardware MPEG decoding key and set that up. I have also set the GPU memory to 320. Despite that, it's still a bit jerk...