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When in the watching videos screen many of the videos in both the movies and television categories that are on my backend are not being displayed
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Actually, can we move these over to the Github Issues?


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It would be nice when going back to the list of shows from a particular show if you were returned back to the place in the list where the show you are returning from was insted of the top of the list.
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Brian Murrell (Brian J. Murrell)'s profile photoDaniel Frey's profile photo
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i am working on it. a lot of changes have been going on to clean up the backend architecture.  If you want to clone the clean_architecture repo in the github repo, you can pull that into AndroidStudio if you want and sideload it that way. If not, I can get you a build when I have ready for testing.
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Thomas Mashos

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How does the frontend list get populated? Is it from the database, or is it polling the network for frontends? If it's the latter, could we get some manual configuration options (I kinda want that anyway) for users that might have separate mythtv and wireless vlans?
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I think in that version it is finding them via avahi. That is gone in later versions. It is recommended to use +Thomas Kenny​ mythmote for all frontend activities. The current branch I am working on is using all manual configuration as there were reports from a lot of users that just shut off the avahi daemon.
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Frank Phillips

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FYI to any potential 0.27-fixes users: transcoding works again with the latest commits. There are still small video glitches, but it is producing a useable stream again.
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Thanks for the update +Frank Phillips​
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Daniel Frey
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Just an FYI. I have been hard at work on updates to the app. Just not ready to release anything just yet. A lot of refactoring has been going on. This is to help add in a lot of automated testing, now being done by travis-ci. This all will hopefully lead to a better app with fewer bugs. Also, adding new features should be easier.
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Tim White

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Hi. I have built a test VM and am running 0.27 back end on it with a dB export of my current backend and NFS mounted its recordings.

MythTV Player for android can see the new back end and queue transcodings. Then when I click play is gives me a black screen and says "Can't play this video" in a dialog.

Are their settings I need to tweak on the back end to get a playable file? Or a tool I could use to dump out the details of a transcoded file to see what codecs it is encoded with?

How could I get some more detail about the cause of the error to aid in debugging?

Thanks Tim
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Bill Meek's profile photoTim White's profile photo
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Great. Thanks. I'll upgrade my test vm to 0.28.
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Daniel Frey
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After some time off, a lot of family events and changing jobs, I am happy to report a new release to Alpha...

Watch Recordings can now be switched from the Grid View (with artwork) to a Directory View that just lists the directories and files.

There was a lot of work done to implement some of the new Material Design Support Library.

You can also expect the usual bug fixes and such.

Please let us know if you run into any issues.
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Will Tatam's profile photoDaniel Frey's profile photo
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+Will Tatam it is in the play store.  Have you joined the beta?  Look at the links on this page to see how to register yourself in the beta program.
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Daniel Frey
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MythTV Player v1.1.12 is now available for alpha testing.

You can now specify to limit Recordings by Recording Groups in Settings.

Searches now honor Recording Group Settings as well as Parental Control and Content Ratings for Videos.

There are some further German translations.

I have also promoted the current beta version (1.1.10) to production and the current alpha (1.1.11) to beta.
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Eric Hoch's profile photoDaniel Frey's profile photo
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i have been going over that in my head.  ideally, this is eventually going to get a pin or password in settings, optional of course.  I didn't want to litter the app with pin dialogs.  I am still trying to workout the workflow for it.
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2 Bugs to report ( I am running v1.1.11  -- backend is myth 0.27.4+  ubuntu 14.10 )

1.  There is no feedback to users that the player is refreshing data from backend.   When I load the player it may sometimes show outdated info, but after a short while less than a minute , I will only  notice that the data is synced -- after moving back and forth thru the TV show listings and noting the change -- it will be nice to have somekind of feedback like the old player had.

2.  I often see duplicate listings of most of my TV shows -- I have noted this mentioned elsewhere in this forums.   Some of these listings have ttvdb.py or tmdb3.py next to the listings.    I dont see this same behavior on the mythweb frontend -- nor the older version of mythtv player.


thx -- good job ..


PS:  I havent tested HLS playback because it has never worked well and always use the external player ..
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Irumbo Mateene's profile photoBill Meek's profile photo
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+Irumbo Mateene, Hi, I can answer #2. You're right, it's been discussed before. The tmdb3.py prefix is another example of different inetrefs being displayed as unique tiles on the Watch Recordings screen (along with no prefix, prefix:,  and prefix_.) From a testing perspective, I consider it to be correct. Some  will make the  point that it's not desirable, but it is the design intent. And it doesn't match MythTV, mythweb or in 0.28, WebFrontend.

My only test case is with the Masterpiece programs where the subtitle actually has the show being aired, e.g. Mr. Selfridge. inetrefs can be changed via the MythTV GUI.

There has been discussion, off-lists, about ignoring the prefix, but that wouldn't work for the example you cite with tmdb.
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Eric Hoch

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I'm liking the new version so far, but I haven't been able to watch recordings via hls. I can view videos just fine via the external player (vlc), but I can't find any way to view recordings that way. Is this something that I'm just missing, or is it just not implemented yet?
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I'm able to play videos and recordings via the external player just fine. I'll have to mess with hls later, but this suits my needs just fine, and is definitely a step above MAF. Thanks. 
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Daniel Frey
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Just a quick note...In the next release (v1.1.10) you will now be able to search across all Recordings and Videos (both videos and tv series).  I implemented the bulk of this tonight.  Just want to run through a little more testing and I will push it to the play store.
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Cool Mcgool. Thanks for all your work on this Daniel.
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Daniel Frey
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A word on Video Metadata.

To get the best experience out of the app, make sure your video metadata is up to date.  If you haven't done this already, make sure you tell your library to retrieve all details.  Fix any matches that couldn't be resolved automatically.  If you have any TV Series ripped to your video collection, also make sure this is setup correctly.  The new interface will allow you change whole seasons with a simple drop down.  For this all to work, your video library metadata needs to be up to date.

I am hoping to get this in beta this weekend sometime.  Some minor things to fix first then it should be ready to go.
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I'm not sure if anyone else has a lot of Coursera or other MOOC content, but after some trial and error I have been using 'rename' substitutions to change "1 - 1" into s01e01 so that MythTVs parser reads it correctly. There is no valid metadata to search for, so I have been doing it manually, starting with double digit season and double digit 'episode.'  So I run:
rename -n 's/(\d{2}) - (\d{2})/s$1e$2/' *.mp4  (remove the -n after you trial it successfully)
then
rename -n 's/(\d{1}) - (\d{2})/s0$1e$2/' *.mp4 
and
rename -n 's/(\d{2}) - (\d{1})/s$1e0$2/' *.mp4
and finally
rename -n 's/(\d{1}) - (\d{1})/s0$1e0$2/' *.mp4

This works OK for 90% of coursera, although some courses choose filenames that have multiple \d - \d patterns, which is a pain.
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In the watch recordings view many of the shows are listed multiple times with a plain numerical ID, a ttvdb.py_ID and a tmdb3.py_ID. The episodes of such shows are distributed seemingly randomly amongst the duplicated show entries like in the below screenshot. Any idea why this is happening?
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Bill Meek's profile photoBrian Murrell (Brian J. Murrell)'s profile photo
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Or using SQL. I would have died of old age fixing the number of recordings I had that didn't have the gabber prepended, that the database migration did not fix.

But the bigger question is why can the Android app not get this right when the Linux MythFE can?
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Lane Greer

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Hey All. I finally have my Dell r720 in my basement and I"m trying to get mythTV up and running on Debian 7. 

I keep running into dependency issues that spit out errors like this

Build-Depends dependency for mythtv-dmo cannot be satisfied because candidate version of package libvpx-dev can't satisfy version requirements

has anyone else run into this?

Also, here's what I see when I run $apt-get install mythtv

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 libvpx-dev : Depends: libvpx1 (= 1.3.0-2) but 1.3.0-3 is to be installed
 mythtv : Depends: mythtv-database (>= 0.27.5-dmo4) but it is not going to be installed
          Depends: mythtv-frontend (>= 0.27.5-dmo4) but it is not going to be installed
          Depends: mythtv-backend (>= 0.27.5-dmo4) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
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This group is about the Android mythtv app not the Linux frontend. There are forums and mailing lists about that that you will likely get better answers from.
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Silverhawk Shayhan

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I mythtv player is meant to be media playback only but, are there other features you might be implementing like deleting recordings or scheduling recording?
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Thank you
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Using 1.1.11 my Videos section is completely empty.  I have the tabs for TV, Home movies, Movies, etc. but none of them show anything.  I definitely have videos on my backend and my MythFEs list them all.

I have to agree that the multiple entries for a given show in the Recordings screen is much less than intuitive.
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Bill Meek's profile photoBrian Murrell (Brian J. Murrell)'s profile photo
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Really, other than the sparse eye-candy/cover-art we can put this issue to bed.  Even though my funky storage group configuration worked in MythFE it was clearly too funky for the Services API.

Any idea on the cover-art/eye-candy thing?
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Daniel Frey
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MythTV Player v1.1.11 is now available for alpha testing.

This is the first the app has been translated to another language.  It is now in German.  For our German users, please let us know if anything is wrong with the translations.

This release also aims to address issues users are seeing loading large libraries. For users with large recording or video libraries, you should not notice the flicker you were seeing. Please let us know if the issue still exists.
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Couldn't find a way to 'pull to refresh' on my Moto G, but clearing the app data, and then re-entering the backend parameters in Settings forced a clean update/ Thanks!
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Daniel Frey
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MythTV Player 1.1.10 is now available for Alpha Release in the Google Play Store

Global Search across Recordings and Videos.
Search looks in any field in those tables (i.e. Title, Character, Actor, Channel Number or Call Sign, Category, Recording Group, etc).
This feature is highly dependent on your recording and video metadata being up to date.
Actor/Character search is limited to MythTV Backend v0.28+ and only for recordings at this time.
Bug Fixes
Certain special characters in show title resulted in 0 episodes on the episodes screen
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David Jarrett's profile photoDaniel Frey's profile photo
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+David Jarrett Great! Thank you.
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Daniel Frey
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MythTV Player 1.1.8 is now available for alpha release in the Google Play Store.

The completely revamped Watch Videos section is now available to try out. Videos don't sync as often as recordings and live streams.  If you don't initially see your videos, you can swipe down to refresh the list.

I am interested in your experiences playing HLS transcodes of your video library.  For some reason, I can not get a reliable HLS transcode of videos in my library.  This happens whether I initiate the transcode from the app or from the browser on port 6544.  The app just fails to play it, however, VLC plays the native video just fine (which is why i added the override for an external player for videos).  When I try to play the video in jwplayer on port 6544, I get black and green bars, but the audio plays fine. 

My backend is Mythbuntu 14.04 LTS and I am running the v0.28.  Has anyone else experienced this?
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+Neil Cooper I guess it makes sense to be able to see both a browsable view and a directory view. I am going to have to think on this one for a bit.  Would you want to put an enhancement issue in the github repository?

Would basically need a way to swap the current browse view for directory view.  I will also have to figure in how the planned Parental Controls will work with this as well. This request may take a little time to implement.
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Daniel Frey
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Has anyone been able to get version 1.1.7?  After my last update, I got another notice I am infringing on intellectual property.  I am guessing it is the screenshots.  I have removed some that possibly show some logos.  Their email is not clear, nor is the Developer Console, on what the infringing material is.
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Silverhawk Shayhan's profile photoDaniel Frey's profile photoFrank Phillips's profile photo
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Thanks. I have been making pretty good progress so far.  I got a lot more planned :)
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