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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:53 pm 
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All my locals come out of Sioux Falls and I can't pick up KMSP on any of the OTA repeaters.

It seems weird to me that it is giving a message about bob deint since it is a 720p station and shouldn't need to be deinterlaced. Try mythfrontend -v playback and see if it gives more detail.

The logs would be in the same directory as the mythfrontend.log if they are still around but I think they get rolled every month or so.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:27 pm 
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brfransen wrote:
It seems weird to me that it is giving a message about bob deint since it is a 720p station and shouldn't need to be deinterlaced. Try mythfrontend -v playback and see if it gives more detail.

The logs would be in the same directory as the mythfrontend.log if they are still around but I think they get rolled every month or so.

Britney

I thought the same - is it trying to deinterlace a progressive video??

Is this a command to be typed on a command line (# mythfrontend -v playback) or should I search the mythfrontend.log for the word "playback"?

OK. I looked. It looks like the logs are only kept around for a week and then rotated out of existence.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:33 pm 
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neutron68 wrote:
Is this a command to be typed on a command line (# mythfrontend -v playback) or should I search the mythfrontend.log for the word "playback"?
Yes it is a command to type in the command line. Just close the existing mythfrontend and type mythfrontend -v playback into a terminal window and the log will be printed to the terminal window.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:40 pm 
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brfransen wrote:
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Does the internal mythtv player use mplayer or ffmpeg?
It really shouldn't matter what version of ffmpeg you have installed because the internal MythTV player uses it own modified and embedded version of ffmpeg.

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Is there a way to tell what version of the internal mythtv player is on a particular machine? (where does it live?)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:47 pm 
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neutron68 wrote:
Is there a way to tell what version of the internal mythtv player is on a particular machine? (where does it live?)
Not specifically but the best way to compare is with the MythTV svn revision that can be found in the Status screen.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:20 am 
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brfransen wrote:
neutron68 wrote:
Is this a command to be typed on a command line (# mythfrontend -v playback) or should I search the mythfrontend.log for the word "playback"?
Yes it is a command to type in the command line. Just close the existing mythfrontend and type mythfrontend -v playback into a terminal window and the log will be printed to the terminal window.

Britney
the result...
mythfrontend: cannot connect to X server

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:53 am 
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neutron68 wrote:
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mythfrontend: cannot connect to X server[/quote]You need to do it from a terminal window on the myth box not from ssh. Alt+x should open a terminal for you.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:16 am 
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brfransen wrote:
You need to do it from a terminal window on the myth box not from ssh. Alt+x should open a terminal for you.

Britney
To brfransen: I went to the mythtv computer, used the attached keyboard and exited the mythfrontend (quit Knoppmyth), got to the fluxbox desktop, right-clicked with the mouse and got an x-term, typed your command, got reported error.

To all: I just added some links to sample KMSP video clips in the first thread post. I'd like to see if you can see the behavior I'm seeing. You should be able to see that these do NOT play ok in VLC Player. I'm not sure if these can be imported into your myth boxes so you can use the internal mythtv player to test them?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:06 pm 
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neutron68 wrote:
To brfransen: I went to the mythtv computer, used the attached keyboard and exited the mythfrontend (quit Knoppmyth), got to the fluxbox desktop, right-clicked with the mouse and got an x-term, typed your command, got reported error.
That is weird. Do you get the same error with just mythfrontend in the terminal? How about mplayer from the same terminal?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:53 pm 
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bransen: Today, the "mythfrontend -v playback" command worked from an xterm window - Merry Christmas? :)
The command spit out a screen full of text, but I don't know how to copy it from the xterm window to somewhere else?? I can't simply select the text with a mouse and paste it somewhere.
I tried "mythfrontend -v playback > /home/eric/output.txt" and got "permission denied".

Everyone: I got a suggestion to run LinHES 6.03 as a live cd and mount the /myth partition so I could use the built-in mythtv player on the KMSP videos on my hard drive.
My machine is currently R5.5. Won't 6.03 be expecting a different database schema and thus mess up the R5.5 database on the harddrive? Maybe I should use the R5.5 cd as a live cd instead?
I'm not sure how to mount the hard drive with the live cd in control. Is there a screen menu choice for that, or do I have to get to a command line? If command line, what is the command I need to type? My myth partition is /dev/sda3.

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The key to my suggestion for using the live CD is that it ignores the DB which is in /data/srv/mysql under the root partition (sda1) _not_ under /myth (sda3).

Treating the files as "videos" rather than "recordings" gives you a chance to try playing them back with the built-in player without actually upgrading. It does require a few configuration steps to mount the partition, select the player, and point it at the mounted directory, but you can always just reboot to get back to normal or try again.

(As a point of general information, the Live CD runs out of a "RAM disk" image backed by the CD, and doesn't use the HD other than maybe the swap partition. You should even be able to mount sda3 read only.)


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I also noticed that some of the shows on ABC were giving me the problem. They were the Grinch Movies (both old and new) the Santa Clause Movies 2 and 3. Regular first run shows seem to record just fine. I'm wondering if the network is doing some weird time shrinking thing to the movies so that they can get one more commercial in.
I also found that playing the files in mplyayer from a command line works
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mplayer -fs -zoom -quiet -vo xv  /myth/pretty/The\ Santa\ Clause\ 2\ -\ 2010-12-19\,\ 7-00\ PM\ -\ Untitled.mpg

I coppied those mplayer arguments from my myth video settings. When I try and play the videos from the "Watch Videos" section it plays back sutterey even with those settings.
Hope that Helps.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:04 pm 
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mattbatt, I wonder if this is a significant pattern - both ABC and FOX broadcast in the 720p verison of HDTV? The other OTA networks broadcast in 1080i.

My Default Video Player settings for the VIDEOS folder are:
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mplayer -fs -zoom -monitoraspect 16:9 -vf pp=lb -quiet -vo xv %s

Using these settings, FOX programs play smoothly using mplayer.
It's the internal mythtv player that stutters on my R5.5 Knoppmyth machine.

What ouptut resolution do you have set in xorg.conf?
I've got an nvidia 6150 display chip with 1920x1080 as my xorg output resolution to my Sony HDTV.
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Modeline "SonyBravia-60p" 148.5 1920 2010 2050 2200 1080 1082 1088 1125

All these R5.5 settings worked fine with Fox recordings for a year and a half - until the summer 2010 change at Fox/KMSP.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:42 pm 
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neutron68 wrote:
I tried "mythfrontend -v playback > /home/eric/output.txt" and got "permission denied".
Eric, you are on the right track but when you open the terminal you are logged in as the mythtv user (unless you changed users) and therefore don't have permissions to the eric home folder. Try:
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mythfrontend -v playback > /home/mythtv/output.txt

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 Post subject: mythfrontent -v playback
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:51 pm 
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Here's the output. Is this intended to help us see what version the mythtv built in player is?
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$ mythfrontent -v playback
2010-12-29 19:45:39.505 Using runtime prefix = /usr
2010-12-29 19:45:40.197 DPMS is disabled.
2010-12-29 19:45:40.203 Empty LocalHostName.
2010-12-29 19:45:40.204 Using localhost value of mythtv
2010-12-29 19:45:40.241 New DB connection, total: 1
2010-12-29 19:45:40.263 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2010-12-29 19:45:40.275 Closing DB connection named 'DBManager0'
2010-12-29 19:45:40.277 Primary screen 0.
2010-12-29 19:45:40.277 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2010-12-29 19:45:40.279 Using screen 0, 1920x1080 at 0,0
2010-12-29 19:45:40.304 user: 100 effective user: 100 before privileged thread
2010-12-29 19:45:40.304 user: 100 effective user: 100 run_priv_thread
2010-12-29 19:45:40.304 user: 100 effective user: 100 after privileged thread
2010-12-29 19:45:40.306 New DB connection, total: 2
2010-12-29 19:45:40.307 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: localhost
2010-12-29 19:45:40.321 mythfrontend version: 0.21.20080304-1 www.mythtv.org
2010-12-29 19:45:40.321 Enabled verbose msgs:  important general playback
2010-12-29 19:45:40.726 Unable to parse themeinfo.xml for glass-wide
2010-12-29 19:45:40.726 The theme (glass-wide) is missing a themeinfo.xml file
2010-12-29 19:45:41.286 Unable to parse themeinfo.xml for glass-wide
2010-12-29 19:45:41.286 The theme (glass-wide) is missing a themeinfo.xml file
2010-12-29 19:45:41.607 max_width: 1920 max_height: 1080
2010-12-29 19:45:41.727 No theme dir: /home/mythtv/.mythtv/themes/neon-wide
2010-12-29 19:45:41.729 Primary screen 0.
2010-12-29 19:45:41.729 Using screen 0, 1920x1080 at 0,0
2010-12-29 19:45:41.730 No theme dir: /home/mythtv/.mythtv/themes/neon-wide
2010-12-29 19:45:41.731 Switching to wide mode (neon-wide)
2010-12-29 19:45:41.758 Using the Qt painter
2010-12-29 19:45:41.772 lirc init success using configuration file: /home/mythtv/.mythtv/lircrc
2010-12-29 19:45:41.775 JoystickMenuClient Error: Joystick disabled - Failed to open device /dev/input/js0
2010-12-29 19:45:43.625 Loading from: /usr/share/mythtv/themes/neon-wide/base.xml
2010-12-29 19:45:43.803 Loading from: /usr/share/mythtv/themes/default/base.xml
2010-12-29 19:45:43.859 Registering Internal as a media playback plugin.
2010-12-29 19:45:44.155 MonitorRegisterExtensions(0x100, gif,jpg,png)
2010-12-29 19:45:44.564 MythMusic adding CD-Writer: ATA:1,0,0 -- DVD-RW  DVR-111D
2010-12-29 19:45:46.074 Failed to run 'cdrecord --scanbus -dev=ATAPI'
2010-12-29 19:45:46.115 MonitorRegisterExtensions(0x40, ogg,mp3,aac,flac)
SIP listening on IP Address 192.168.7.10:5060 NAT address 192.168.7.10
SIP: Cannot register; proxy, username or password not set
2010-12-29 19:45:46.391 No theme dir: /home/mythtv/.mythtv/themes/neon-wide
2010-12-29 19:45:53.664 Connecting to backend server: 127.0.0.1:6543 (try 1 of 5)
2010-12-29 19:45:53.665 Using protocol version 40
Destroying SipFsm object
2010-12-29 19:45:56.217 Deleting UPnP client...

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