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by wmorrison
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: mythTV fails to save recordings
Replies: 2
Views: 184
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Re: mythTV fails to save recordings

So it appears to record, gives no errors or failures, shows the recording in the watch list, but can't find the file when you try to play it? I assume you've searched your system for the actual .ts file? That it's not created in the expected directory? (Or is created in an unexpected directory?) Doe...
by wmorrison
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Theming
Topic: Not finding my mainmenu.xml?
Replies: 3
Views: 1028
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Re: Not finding my mainmenu.xml?

~/.mythtv/themes/defaultmenu/mainmenu.xml is correct. Didn't work the first time so I put it on the back burner, but got back to it the other day. At first, it prevented mythfrontend from starting, so I watched the log and it complained about a '&' at the end of my exec command, so I took that out a...
by wmorrison
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is s/n better higher or lower?
Replies: 3
Views: 160
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Re: Is s/n better higher or lower?

I recall in the past the S/N values were not directly comparable between diff drivers/tuner cards. That's what I've just been reading, that there's no one standard for the numbers reported by the drivers. Mine's a Hauppauge WinTV QuadHD. S/N is always shown as about 2.5dB, for all channels, but BE ...
by wmorrison
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is s/n better higher or lower?
Replies: 3
Views: 160
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Is s/n better higher or lower?

I've been searching and can't find where this is documented. I'm talking about the message that pops up when you begin watching a channel, that says: Signal nn% | S/N n.ndB | BE n I know it's signal to noise ratio, but is higher or lower better? What numbers are considered marginal, good, best? Wher...
by wmorrison
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Case sensitivity/insensitivity in MySQL queries?
Replies: 2
Views: 129
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Case sensitivity/insensitivity in MySQL queries?

I've noticed some queries are automatically case-insensitive and others are not. For instance, program.category. If you're querying for 'Comedy', it will also match if your query string uses 'comedy'. But people need capitalization in their names. people.name='samuel l. jackson' will find no results...
by wmorrison
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Solved] Restrict tuner to certain channels
Replies: 5
Views: 169
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Re: Restrict tuner to certain channels

I have a single physical tuner with a completely separate VHF directional antenna on it, dedicated to picking up one OTA station ... That's great. Completely separate antenna/coax/tuner optimized for one "weak" station, and another antenna/coax/multi-tuner (maybe) for the rest. I almost had to do s...
by wmorrison
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's how to recreate category_type from recorded table
Replies: 9
Views: 283
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Re: Here's how to recreate category_type from recorded table

category only holds a single value. So if it's been labelled "Comedy" then it isn't a movie (even though you may disagree). Right, but category_type could be 'movie'. There's no need to create Recording Groups merely to organise by category. The "Change Filter" already allows you to filter by categ...
by wmorrison
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Fixing playback glitches, breakups, etc?
Replies: 2
Views: 241
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Re: Fixing playback glitches, breakups, etc?

For the recording I said was "stuttering"... Turns out, it's in the original recording. When I pause and play frame-by-frame, you will have several crystal-clear frames, then two or three frames together where the image appears to be a blending of two consecutive frames (blurry, with a ghost image) ...
by wmorrison
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Fixing playback glitches, breakups, etc?
Replies: 2
Views: 241
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Re: Fixing playback glitches, breakups, etc?

For the recordings that broke up to a bluish-greenish screen of "junk", switching back to VAAPI solved it. I'll have to keep an eye out for the other glitches I thought I saw with VAAPI. For some other recordings that had "pixel noise," it seemed to play the same in software, vaapi, and vaapi2 mode....
by wmorrison
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's how to recreate category_type from recorded table
Replies: 9
Views: 283
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Re: Here's how to recreate category_type from recorded table

Not as flexible as I had hoped, but it will do for now, for a few category/category_type values. Template rule 'Documentary' with recording group 'Documentary' should group all documentaries regardless of category_type Template rule 'movie' with recording group 'movie' should group all movies, excep...
by wmorrison
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's how to recreate category_type from recorded table
Replies: 9
Views: 283
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Re: Here's how to recreate category_type from recorded table

Are you saying that a recording template can automatically assign a newly scheduled recording to a specific recording group, based on category_type and/or other fields?

If so, I think that's what I'm looking for.
by wmorrison
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hail Mary
Replies: 7
Views: 237
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Re: Hail Mary

kfd82 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:05 pm
@wmorrison, thank you for the suggestion! LinHes installed, setup, and recorded with ease. Plus, it took a single click to share recordings over the network. Again, thank you for the suggestion.
Glad it worked. I liked LinHES, just wasn't right for me.
by wmorrison
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Fixing playback glitches, breakups, etc?
Replies: 2
Views: 241
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Fixing playback glitches, breakups, etc?

I've been having some recordings "glitch" or "break up" during playback, that play fine when I copy the raw .ts file to my Windows PC. One last night was "stuttering." It would flicker an image a few frames out of sync with the current time, a few times a second, mainly noticeable during pans. For a...
by wmorrison
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hail Mary
Replies: 7
Views: 237
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Re: Hail Mary

Have you tried LinHES? It's pretty much a guided setup of the full system (Arch Linux based.) However, I would only recommend LinHES to someone who wanted to repurpose a couple-year-old machine, didn't care about learning to administer linux, and just wanted to "install and go." When I tried it, I f...
by wmorrison
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's how to recreate category_type from recorded table
Replies: 9
Views: 283
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Re: Here's how to recreate category_type from recorded table

I'm new to MythTV, so I may not have the "optimal" approach yet. I realized I could do the same as the above on the record table (being sure to not alter templates) before recordings even start. I know you can change the recording group for individual rules. What I am trying to do is automate it so ...