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by BillK
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mythtv 31 on ubuntu 16.04
Replies: 3
Views: 484
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Mythtv 31 on ubuntu 16.04

I want to be able to connect my ubuntu 16.04 laptop to my ubuntu 20.04 server with mythtv 31. So far, it doesn't seem possible. I installed the reporitory, but `apt-get policy mythtv-frontend` only shows 0.28 available. Is my only option to "upgrade" my laptop? I'm 75 years old and may not live long...
by BillK
Sun May 31, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Live TV Starts in Slow Motion
Replies: 2
Views: 392
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Re: Live TV Starts in Slow Motion

This slo-mo thing popped up on recordings from a particular channel. I selected a different playback profile and it seems to be OK now.
by BillK
Fri May 29, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Live TV Starts in Slow Motion
Replies: 2
Views: 392
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Live TV Starts in Slow Motion

(mythtv 0.31 on ununtu 20.04) When I select "Watch TV" from the main menu, the first channel comes up with the video at about half-time, and the audio at normal time. When I change the channel, the next channel is normal, and so is the original channel when I change back to it. Very strange!
by BillK
Fri May 29, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Can't Get Schedules Direct Data
Replies: 4
Views: 351
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Re: Can't Get Schedules Direct Data

Every time I started mythtv-setup, it gave me more stuff. After several tries, I got a grabber listing and later, configuration for it. Very strange! I finally got program data in the guide.
by BillK
Fri May 29, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Can't Get Schedules Direct Data
Replies: 4
Views: 351
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Re: Can't Get Schedules Direct Data

I did all that. I'm just wondering if I didn't wait long enough, but I waited a pretty long time for mythtv-setup to show a list of grabbers.
by BillK
Fri May 29, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Can't Get Schedules Direct Data
Replies: 4
Views: 351
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[Solved] Can't Get Schedules Direct Data

I installed mythtv 0.31 on a fresh install of ubuntu 20.04. I had previously been running mythtv 0.28 until the PC died. I dumped and restored the old database, did some intensive tinkering to get things to work, and now have a functioning mythbox with the exception of channel listings. I have a Sch...
by BillK
Fri May 29, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Hauppauge HVR-2255 Capture Card Not Recognized by ubuntu 20.04
Replies: 3
Views: 166
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Re: Hauppauge HVR-2255 Capture Card Not Recognized by ubuntu 20.04

My bad! I didn't realize I had two versions of the .fw file. The one I was trying to load was different (smaller) than the one that had been running in 16.04. Oddly, the file name (NXP7164-2010-04-01.1.fw) on the one that doesn't work seems to indicate that it's a newer version. I switched it with t...
by BillK
Thu May 28, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Hauppauge HVR-2255 Capture Card Not Recognized by ubuntu 20.04
Replies: 3
Views: 166
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[Solved] Hauppauge HVR-2255 Capture Card Not Recognized by ubuntu 20.04

This is a fresh installation of ubuntu 20.04. I copied Hauppauge's firmware file to /lib/firmware, but it fails with the following: May 28 10:56:10 Jupiter kernel: [ 14.611442] saa7164 0000:04:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002) May 28 10:56:10 Jupiter kernel: [ 14.611537] CORE saa7164[0]: subsyste...
by BillK
Mon May 25, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Linux
Topic: [Solved] Mysql Problem w/ New Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 202
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Re: Mysql Problem w/ New Installation

MySQL works. You don't need MariaDB.
Good to know! I haven't been following this for a while and the last I'd heard, Mythtv switched to mariadb with 0.29 - or so I thought.
by BillK
Sun May 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: [Solved] Mysql Problem w/ New Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 202
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[Solved] Mysql Problem w/ New Installation

I've been running Mythtv 0.28 on ubunty 16.04 for a while. Recently, the motherboard on the PC fried, so I tried transporting everything to the new one, but 16.04 didn't support some of the new hardware so I decided to upgrade to ubuntu 20.04. Everything was fine until I started to install mythtv wi...
by BillK
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does MythTV adjust recording time when show is delayed?
Replies: 1
Views: 212
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Re: Does MythTV adjust recording time when show is delayed?

Short answer: No. The way I handle it is set the end time 45 min. or so late for shows that are likely to be delayed (CBS is the worst). A good thing about Mythtv is that if you do that for two shows in a row on the same channel (or even the same transport), you can be recording on another channel w...
by BillK
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wish List: Delay Closed Captioning
Replies: 0
Views: 1042
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Wish List: Delay Closed Captioning

Being an older person, but not deaf, I sometimes have trouble understanding dialogue on TV. So I use closed captioning to see what was said if I didn't understand it. Mythtv's closed captioning comes up well before the related audio, meaning I have to choose between always following the CC, or havin...
by BillK
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is recording as .mpg possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 252
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Is recording as .mpg possible?

After "upgrading" to 0.28, I've seen a distinct loss of picture quality with recorded .ts files versus the old .mpg files. Is there a way to record as .mpg with the "upgraded" version?
by BillK
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommend OTA ASTC tuner card
Replies: 16
Views: 3556
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Re: Recommend OTA ASTC tuner card

Is that Divco dual tuner available in the U.S.?
by BillK
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommend OTA ASTC tuner card
Replies: 16
Views: 3556
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Re: Recommend OTA ASTC tuner card

Before I go spending a Benjamin, I was hoping someone who's used both the dual and quad tuners could report on how the quad performs compared to the dual vis-a-vis signal strength. I'd really prefer using two dual tuners (I have two antennas) but that doesn't seem to be an option.