Search found 71 matches

by BillK
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommend OTA ASTC tuner card
Replies: 14
Views: 1285
United States of America

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: 14
Views: 1285
United States of America

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.
by BillK
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommend OTA ASTC tuner card
Replies: 14
Views: 1285
United States of America

Re: Recommend OTA ASTC tuner card

I'm currently using a Hauppauge 2255 dual tuner card. I'm interested in the quad card, but I'm concerned that having 4 tuners instead of 2 will halve the signal strength to each tuner. Being 70 miles from the nearest transmitters, I don't have really strong signals. I'm curious if anyone's found thi...
by BillK
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show Damaged Recordings on Recording List
Replies: 1
Views: 200
United States of America

Show Damaged Recordings on Recording List

I'd like to see what recordings are "damaged" on the recording list, but some themes (like the ones I like for various reasons) don't give any indication of the "videoprop" status. Is there some way to make all themes show "damaged" recordings (such as highlighting them in yellow)?
by BillK
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hauppauge Model 01595 USB Tuner
Replies: 1
Views: 399
United States of America

Hauppauge Model 01595 USB Tuner

I'm looking to replace or augment my Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2255 with their WinTV-dualHD (Model 01595) USB stick tuner. According to Hauppauge's wiki, "This version of the board is like a USB version of the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2255 PCIe card." I'm currently running the 4.15.0-24 kernel in Ubuntu 16.04....
by BillK
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Is there a way to add OTA FM radio.
Replies: 1
Views: 823
United States of America

Re: Is there a way to add OTA FM radio.

I've been looking for the same answer. When referring to the "guide" you cited, the first thing to do was: # ivtv-radio -s That app not being installed, I was instructed to install ivtv-utils which I did. After running it again, I got the following: radio: No such file or directory cannot open /dev/...
by BillK
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Migrating Recorded Program Data to Newer Schema [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 401
United States of America

Re: Migrating Recorded Program Data to Newer Schema

Thanks, guys! The problem does (did) seem to be in the frontend setup as you pointed out.

There are just too many ways to screw mythtv up.
by BillK
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No Video on Old Recordings After Upgrade to .28 [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 173
United States of America

Re: No Video on Old Recordings After Upgrade to .28

Are you using any of the OpenGL playback profiles? If so make sure the theme painter is also set to OpenGL. You seem to have put your finger on my problem. When I restored the old database, the playback profile went to Qt with an OpenGL paint engine. I matched them up and now all seems well. Thanks...
by BillK
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No Video on Old Recordings After Upgrade to .28 [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 173
United States of America

No Video on Old Recordings After Upgrade to .28 [Solved]

Ubuntu 16.04 mythtv .28 In a fresh install of ubuntu 16.04 and mythtv .28, the frontend works well with new recordings, BUT after migrating database with old recording data from mythtv .27's schema, the old recordings (.mpg) only play audio and cause the frontend window to disappear. I got the same ...
by BillK
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Migrating Recorded Program Data to Newer Schema [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 401
United States of America

Re: Migrating Recorded Program Data to Newer Schema

First I ran /usr/share/mythtv/mythconverg_backup.pl in 14.04 environment. Then I rebooted into 16.04 and ran /usr/share/mythtv/mythconverg_restore.pl. The frontend told me to run mythtv-setup to update the schema. After doing that, I started the frontend and all my old recordings were there, BUT whe...
by BillK
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Migrating Recorded Program Data to Newer Schema [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 401
United States of America

Re: Migrating Recorded Program Data to Newer Schema

mathog wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:49 pm
I recently had the exact same problem. See this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2408
Did you succeed in solving your problem? I had looked at that thread and it didn't give me a warm, fuzzy feeling.
by BillK
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Migrating Recorded Program Data to Newer Schema [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 401
United States of America

Migrating Recorded Program Data to Newer Schema [Solved]

Specifically .27 to .28. Here's the backstory. I upgraded Mythbuntu 14.04 on PC to 16.04, but there were so many problems I decided to do a fresh 16.04 install on a usb (3.0) stick. The 14.04 PC has mythtv .27 and all my recording data. The 16.04 (usb) now has mythtv .28 with no recording data but s...
by BillK
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hauppauge HVR-2255 Failing
Replies: 0
Views: 355
United States of America

Hauppauge HVR-2255 Failing

My Hauppauge HVR-2255 capture card seems to be failing. When I try to record 2 programs simultaneously, it goes for 40-50 minutes and then fails. The backend log reports an "Input/output error" on /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0. I haven't been successful searching for an answer, except for suggestions ...
by BillK
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't Get TV Shows to Transcode in Mythfrontend
Replies: 0
Views: 237
United States of America

Can't Get TV Shows to Transcode in Mythfrontend

After editing a recording in mythfrontend, when I try to transcode it, I get a "Transcoding" message on the recording list which eventually goes away. But nothing changes and mythbackend.log contains this message: "mythbackend: mythbackend[25806]: E ProcessRequest mainserver.cpp:4784 (HandleDeleteFi...
by BillK
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mythbuntu Upgrade Big Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 355
United States of America

Re: Mythbuntu Upgrade Big Problems

I "solved" my problem by reverting back to 14.04. What I want to do is install 16.04 as a boot option. When I get that done, I'll be taking these suggestions.

Thanks!