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by Gribnif
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Ok to post information about a product made for MythTV?
Replies: 7
Views: 212
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Re: Ok to post information about a product made for MythTV?

Thanks for the speedy reply. Here are a few replies to your reply: 1. Yes, to power off (sleep, actually) the frontend. Many TVs will simply rely on the presence or lack thereof of a video signal and automatically go into sleep mode, so perhaps it's not always necessary to control the TV as well, th...
by Gribnif
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Ok to post information about a product made for MythTV?
Replies: 7
Views: 212
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Re: Ok to post information about a product made for MythTV?

Hi @brichards42, Please don't take these as a strong criticism. I'm happy to see a maker trying to come up with a product for all us Mythizens, and I hope you have luck selling your remotes. But there are several reasons I wouldn't consider it: 1. Unless I missed it, there's no Power button. 2.The b...
by Gribnif
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recordings from HD Home run fail until power cycle
Replies: 3
Views: 114
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Re: Recordings from HD Home run fail until power cycle

You might try running something to "ping" the HDHR in a cron job, and see if that fails. Possibly even something as simple as this would suffice: hdhomerun_config discover > /dev/null || mailx -s "HDHR Failed" your_email@whatever.com This assumes that hdhomerun_config returns a zero status code if n...
by Gribnif
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: USB hard Drive spinnign down and causing deadlock
Replies: 1
Views: 168
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Re: USB hard Drive spinnign down and causing deadlock

I have never run into a case where the enclosure caused a drive to spin-down due to inactivity. Usually this is due to a setting in the drive, itself. You can check if that's the case here with: hdparm -C /dev/sdX (where X is the appropriate drive letter.) If it is in standby mode, you should be abl...
by Gribnif
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HDPVR Component Input Looks Terrible
Replies: 1
Views: 111
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Re: HDPVR Component Input Looks Terrible

Two possibilities:

1. This could be caused by your bit rate settings, in Recording Profiles.
2. Or, less likely, it might be due to the bug described under the heading Over-saturation and Color Solution, here: https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HD-PVR .
by Gribnif
Fri May 22, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any recommended antennas?
Replies: 7
Views: 354
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Re: Any recommended antennas?

While it is possible to combine the signals from multiple antennas, it's not always optimal to do so. You might consider using a box like the HDHomeRun, which has multiple over-the-air tuners. That way you can have one tuner for each antenna. Of course, this does mean running two cables down from th...
by Gribnif
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cannot register on mythtv wiki
Replies: 5
Views: 611
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Re: Cannot register on mythtv wiki

Here's the PM link for this forum: ucp.php?i=ucp_pm&mode=compose
by Gribnif
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: CENTOS 8
Replies: 3
Views: 1206
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Re: CENTOS 8

I have been using it on CentOS for several years, but have not yet upgraded to 8 (I'm still using 7). They have been doing a pretty good job of keeping backward-compatibility lately, so it might be as easy as just upgrading. If you run into problems, post here and I'll try to help.
by Gribnif
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mythtranscode error
Replies: 3
Views: 1457
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Re: Mythtranscode error

Last I checked, mythtranscode is pretty much unsupported for actual transcoding. IIRC, it only supports MPEG2, and nothing newer.

I believe some folks do still use it to pipe the data, with commercial cutlists, to other programs to do the actual transcoding.
by Gribnif
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recent Backend Build?
Replies: 17
Views: 1879
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Re: Recent Backend Build?

1) Seagate BarraCuda 4TB Internal Hard Drive HDD - 3.5 Inch Sata 6 Gb/s 5400 RPM 256MB Cache for Computer Desktop PC. 2) Seagate IronWolf 4TB NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD - 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 5900 RPM 64MB Cache for RAID Network Attached Storage. I was leaning towards the IronWolf as it may last lo...
by Gribnif
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Considering Setting Up MythTV on Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 1093
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Re: Considering Setting Up MythTV on Linux

5. To start binge watching, go to any series and press the Menu key. Then select Add to Playlist. When you're ready to start playing, again use the Menu to play the playlist. All the episodes will play in the order they appear in the list. See https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Watch_Recordings#Recording_P...
by Gribnif
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Case sensitivity/insensitivity in MySQL queries?
Replies: 2
Views: 311
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Re: Case sensitivity/insensitivity in MySQL queries?

To expand on what bill6502 said, if you want a particular column to be searched in a case-insensitive way, change it to a case-insensitive collation. These end in "_ci", like "latin1_general_ci" and "utf8_general_ci".
by Gribnif
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atom CPU Enough Power?
Replies: 8
Views: 1429
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Re: Atom CPU Enough Power?

I ran my backend on an Atom-based motherboard for a while. It worked well for most things, however it was only SATA 2. Recording too many streams at once would cause timeouts. Even doing a "check" of my RAID array would be dramatically slow--not because of the CPU, but because of the relatively slow...
by Gribnif
Thu May 23, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Job queue is backed up
Replies: 8
Views: 762
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Re: Job queue is backed up

This happens to me every month or two, as well. Simply restarting the backend is enough to get it running again.