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Mythbuntu 9.10 (karmic)

Posted 11-06-2009 at 06:24 AM by Caysho
Updated 11-07-2009 at 01:37 AM by Caysho

I have been running mythbuntu for a few days on a Gigabyte EP45T-UD3L motherboard, Hauppauge HVR-2200 and nVidia GeForce 9400 GT, and it performs nicely.

It is housed in a SilverStone HTPC case, which is currently sitting on the floor waiting to be migrated into the TV display "cabinet".

It is controlled by an MS USB MCE remote.

I did get some tearing with VDPAU, but fixed it by disabling the composite extension in xorg.

There are two annoyances I came across:
  1. Importing record data required that I correct many schedules.
  2. Multirec ignores global start early / end late settings if they result in overlapping recordings.

Number 1.
Note: ABC1 and ABC-HD have the same content; the HD is not simply upconverted SD.

The record table has two "channel" type of fields - chanid and station. Many of the programmes I imported were on the SD broadcast, and changing the chanid to the HD broadcast did not cause the scheduler to make the correction. Modifying the station also made no difference, and nothing changed after a reboot.
I worked around this by setting the schedule to be on any channel, and the scheduler correctly picked up both programme broadcasts. I was then able to change the schedule by selecting "Record at any time on channel ....".
It would be nice to have a drop box with all the channels to select from.

Number 2.
I have globally set recordings to start 5 minutes early and 15 minutes later. Multirec ignores this in favour of the settings on each recording.
It would be nice to have the option. It never occurred to me that this use case would not be supported.


If you have a fileserver providing cifs shares, you will need to install smbclient (I also installed smbfs as well). If you are using a credentials file, mount.cifs is needed. Otherwise you get the "wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on" error.
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