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by wmorrison
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disabling DVD subtitles by default?
Replies: 1
Views: 66
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Disabling DVD subtitles by default?

Whenever I play a DVD (internal player,) subtitles default to "on." I can turn them off, but I'd rather "off" be the default state.

I can't find a setting for this. Is there one?
by wmorrison
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ubuntu 18 - 20 upgrade completly broke my mythtv
Replies: 9
Views: 423
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Re: ubuntu 18 - 20 upgrade completly broke my mythtv

Was going to post a link to a post where I had a similar problem last year, but I see you fixed it with a fresh install. Still, if you're interested...

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I use Timeshift for backup so I just kept restoring and trying again until I got it right.
by wmorrison
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it safe to add new columns to a table? (created and modified timestamps in program)
Replies: 3
Views: 126
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Re: Is it safe to add new columns to a table? (created and modified timestamps in program)

bill6502, OK, so altering mythconverg tables is not a good idea. Also, the lastModified data you showed only shows when the entire schedule for that stationID was updated, not individual programs. But I'm onto something. I made a copy of the sqlite database file, then let mythfilldatabase run. Then,...
by wmorrison
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it safe to add new columns to a table? (created and modified timestamps in program)
Replies: 3
Views: 126
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Is it safe to add new columns to a table? (created and modified timestamps in program)

I would like to alter my program table, adding two new columns for create and modified timestamp, auto-populated. As discussed in these two links: https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/mysql-cookbook/0596001452/ch05s34.html https://www.tutorialspoint.com/can-mysql-automatically-store-timestamp-in-a-r...
by wmorrison
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: MythTV getting slower on startup (scheduler?)
Replies: 2
Views: 84
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MythTV getting slower on startup (scheduler?)

I have noticed lately, when starting, it takes longer and longer for MythTV to show any upcoming recordings. That is, if I leave it on the MythWelcome screen, or go into frontend and view upcoming recordings, it shows no upcoming recordings for about two or three minutes. I think this is the schedul...
by wmorrison
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hack to handle missed recording rule?
Replies: 12
Views: 199
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Re: Hack to handle missed recording rule?

Are you using XMLTV or EPG?

If XMLTV, how about modifying the script to pre-process listings before MythTV loads them, instead of directly modifying table "program" after it's been updated?
by wmorrison
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can MythTV handle a channel remapped to a different physical frequency?
Replies: 1
Views: 73
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Can MythTV handle a channel remapped to a different physical frequency?

I am asking this relative to a device named the "Avant X." I have one, and have been in a conversation here: https://www.digitalhome.ca/threads/avant-x-new-combining-device-for-up-to-four-antennas-from-different-directions.292636/ It has four antenna inputs (plus one for cable) and digitally combine...
by wmorrison
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Observation: different channels, different length of schedules
Replies: 0
Views: 527
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Observation: different channels, different length of schedules

If you use SchedulesDirect for listings, and frequently browse program data out to the last days available looking for shows to record, here is an observation. Different channels provide different lengths of schedule data. If right after mythfilldatabase has run, you browse the last day available in...
by wmorrison
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Live TV "Disabling Audio" but recordings fine
Replies: 1
Views: 152
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Live TV "Disabling Audio" but recordings fine

When I start Live TV from the program guide, a message appears:

Disabling Audio
Audio Player
Aborting Reconfigure

but audio works fine playing recordings or videos. Any ideas?
by wmorrison
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scanning ts file for "actual" playback quality?
Replies: 3
Views: 469
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Re: Scanning ts file for "actual" playback quality?

Thanks. I'll check that out. I have a similar (not as detailed yet) Perl script. The hard part seems to be figuring out which part of the output is something that will actually affect playback quality and not just a warning that can be recovered. There's soooo much output.
by wmorrison
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Sometimes fails to wake up for recording (but wakes up for mythfilldatabase)
Replies: 0
Views: 717
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Sometimes fails to wake up for recording (but wakes up for mythfilldatabase)

Yesterday morning, I turned on my MythTV box, and as soon as it was up, it immediately started recording, over a half hour into a show it should have woke up for. The same thing happened this morning. However, I looked at system status and saw it woke up over an hour before to run mythfilldatabase. ...
by wmorrison
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scanning ts file for "actual" playback quality?
Replies: 3
Views: 469
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Scanning ts file for "actual" playback quality?

I am looking for a command, ffmpeg or other, that can scan a ts file for errors that will affect display, e.g. glitches that cause a loss of a few seconds (and possibly important dialog.) I don't care about recoverable errors (that is, where error correction succeeds in producing watchable output.) ...
by wmorrison
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: "Change Group Filter" suddenly unsorted?
Replies: 5
Views: 290
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Re: "Change Group Filter" suddenly unsorted?

All I know is, my recording groups were sorted alphabetically (except Default and Deleted) a few days ago, I liked it that way, and now it's not. I am absolutely sure they were sorted because I use this feature every day. I see the query in PlaybackBox::showGroupFilter does not "order by" and the co...
by wmorrison
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: "Change Group Filter" suddenly unsorted?
Replies: 5
Views: 290
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Re: "Change Group Filter" suddenly unsorted?

Bill, I ran the query you posted, and it returns results in the same order they are appearing on my "Change Filter" popup, which is also the same as the order of recgroups.recgroupid, except with Default and Deleted at the bottom. Even though the query doesn't use the recgroups table. That query has...