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Topic # 24188 17-Jul-2008 14:53
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I'm still quite new to Linux, so be nice.

I have managed to get MythTV to the point where the Freeview|HD channels are tuned in on my HVR-1300.

However no pictures display and no audio either.  I would have at least expected video to come.

Do I need to install video codecs for it to work?  If so, which MPEG4 codec will work.  There anything that can do AAC-LATM.

I read through OpenMedia's post, but since I'm kinda up and running, wasn't sure where to start.

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  Reply # 148875 17-Jul-2008 15:10
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If I understand correctly, the codecs required to get it to go are not ready - they're to be found in CVS etc.

I've tried and given up on this although that's partly because I don't have the time to fiddle with it. I'm sticking to my analogue tuner until some of this stuff is more polished and released.

Have a look here for more info, if you're stil keen:

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/mythtvnz/340921




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  Reply # 148879 17-Jul-2008 15:19
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oh well, i'll park that one and revisit at a later date.  Thanks for the info though.

that's my biggest gripe with Linux, so much stuff half done and hard to implement (install) properly.  Until that's fixed, it'll never get acceptance from the wider public.

Analogue didn't behave too nicely either, but since that wasn't my aim, I just plain gave up on that.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 148910 17-Jul-2008 16:25
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Maybe time to try MediaPortal?






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  Reply # 148922 17-Jul-2008 17:34
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mcraenz: Maybe time to try MediaPortal?


have already, it's nice, but I find it sluggish.  Mostly use GB-PVR.

will definitely give MP2 a try when that comes out though.

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  Reply # 148923 17-Jul-2008 17:40
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Doesn't seem to matter what your platform is, freeview|HD is bleeding edge.

You can get it to work under MythTV with the right patches, but it is a long way from mainstream..

Keep your eyes on www.mythtv.co.nz and I'm sure there will be a report once we get all of the kinks out.

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  Reply # 148998 17-Jul-2008 20:46
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bleeding edge indeed.  My inherant greater understanding of Uncle Bill's OS makes it much easier to nut out.

thanks for the info though Steve, will be good to have it under Linux just for a bit of fun.  Surprised my HVR-1300 even works at all under it to be honest.

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  Reply # 149003 17-Jul-2008 20:58
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allstarnz:
mcraenz: Maybe time to try MediaPortal?


have already, it's nice, but I find it sluggish.  Mostly use GB-PVR.

will definitely give MP2 a try when that comes out though.

Mostly directed at other mediaportal users/mcraenz, is this generally true? what kind of channel changing time do you get?
I've found it fine for My moves/My music so far, havent tried TV.

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  Reply # 149004 17-Jul-2008 21:05
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allstarnz: bleeding edge indeed.  My inherant greater understanding of Uncle Bill's OS makes it much easier to nut out.
thanks for the info though Steve, will be good to have it under Linux just for a bit of fun.  Surprised my HVR-1300 even works at all under it to be honest.


I've been reading the various guides on getting this to work under Windows, and that isn't exactly "out of the box" either. Then it basically comes down to personal experience.




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eXDee:
allstarnz:
mcraenz: Maybe time to try MediaPortal?


have already, it's nice, but I find it sluggish.  Mostly use GB-PVR.

will definitely give MP2 a try when that comes out though.

Mostly directed at other mediaportal users/mcraenz, is this generally true? what kind of channel changing time do you get?
I've found it fine for My moves/My music so far, havent tried TV.


My personal experience is it is generally pretty good, except for when it isn't Tongue out. Usually menu navigation is fine, and there are plenty of options with the MCE remote for getting around MP, but sometimes it becomes hopelessly sluggush, taking 3-4 seconds to respond to each remote input. Could be something to do with my setup, I have'nt seen anyone else mention it, but worth noting.

TV channel changes are slow but its not painful, plus we don't watch much Live TV as thats sort of the point of a PVR. Even when you do the EPG takes care of the need to channels surf to find out whats on. As you would expect changing channel within muxs > between muxs > between cards.

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  Reply # 149031 17-Jul-2008 23:02
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but sometimes it becomes hopelessly sluggush, taking 3-4 seconds to respond to each remote input.

I've seen this latley, has been some disdcussion in the forums about, I think a fix is coming soon.


TV channel changes are slow but its not painful, plus we don't watch much Live TV as thats sort of the point of a PVR. Even when you do the EPG takes care of the need to channels surf to find out whats on.

Exactly.

I get about 4 seconds between MUX but on the same card. less on the same mux.







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