The app was failing on the back end version check, but I waited to note this since I saw a 0.29 update on Arch Linux.

I finally installed that last night.

But now...

My phone won't connect to the server. Every other device can tho. I can't access myth via chrome beta, and this app fails on the ping test.

Wired computers connect. My Chromebook connects.

Just the phone won't. Pixel running Oreo.

Any ideas why?


I also posted this on the Arch community, but since you're actively developing a phone interface I'm hoping you might have some better insight.

Hey All,

Work has gotten the best of me these last few months. I just pushed an alpha release, 3.1.0. It has some bug fixes and gets the app ready to be used on Android O. No new features at this time. I hope to get back to that soon.

I have been using the GA branch of the application on my mobile device for some time and it works great. I am now trying to use the GA branch of the
application on a tablet and having problems with it. On the tablet I am able to connect to the mythtv-backend and the content will load but I am not able to click on any of the content. I have tried on the Home screen, Watch Recordings screen, and the Watch Videos screen Movies tab. When i click on the content it changes color like it is getting selected but then just goes back to the standard white color.

I have tried the troubleshooting option on both the mobile device and the tablet and both fail on "MythTV Version is v0.28 or greater" step. I have not loaded the beta yet on either device.

Current mobile device is Samsung S7, Android 7.0, version: 3.0.6, branch release/3.0.6, tag mythtv-player-3.0.6, commit 9e7460a

Current table is Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, Android 5.0.1, version: 3.0.6, branch release/3.0.6, tag mythtv-player-3.0.6, commit 9e7460a

mythtv backend version: v0.28.1-23-gaf98262

How is Chromecast supposed to work? When I press the Chromecast icon and choose a destination and then press play on a TV show it still asks me which external player I want to play with. I would think having chosen a Chromecast target, I wouldn't get prompted for an external player.

Update: I checked the "internal player" button in settings and now when I try to play something I get a dialog about the item not being playable on a Google cast device.

So it seems not having the internal player selected overrides having a Chromecast device selected. To me at least, that seems surprising.


Looking for users that have version strings that don't look like these standard MythTV ones: v0.28-46-ge5ce273 or v29-pre-194-g2a1ccc0.

The output of this, and the distribution name would help:

mythbackend --version | grep "MythTV Version"

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A quick bug fix release is hitting the Alpha channel right now. This will be version 3.0.3.

Some users were reporting that they were getting empty recording details when clicking on an episode. It turns out, their backend has an incomplete MythTV Services API. This quick fix will address that issue. It should be available in a few hours to your devices.

MythTV Player 3.0.2 is Available in the Google Play Store

It is currently in Alpha, but should be promoted within a few days. Here is a rundown of the changes as of v3.x.

I previously polled on here what backend versions people were using. I decided to drop support for versions prior to v0.28. This is due to the various changes between the MythTV Services API versions. Having to maintain branches for all these changes was hindering the progress on the app.

Each release has addressed number bug fixes and provides performance improvements.

There is now a Troubleshooter available in the Navigation Drawer or off of the overflow menu when you are on an Episode or Video. It will perform common checks for you. Here is a list of the checks right now:
- Airplane Mode
- Network Connected
- Master Backend Ping
- MythTV Services API can be reached
- MythTV Version at least v0.28
- Backend encoding is UTF-8

I have also added checks for common data validations. You will now be alerted if your backend is not supplying all the required fields we use in the app. This will be an indication that you have a problem on your backend that needs to be addressed.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or run into any issues.

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Mythtv Player v2.2.1 is available in the alpha channel on Google Play.

Some of you have reported feedback on the app after Chromecast support was added. I believe I have addressed most the issues with this release.

Please let me know if you run across any further issues.

MythTV Player 2.2.0 is out in the Alpha Channel.

Chromecast Support is Here! In order to try it out, you need to have a working Chromecast on your network. Then you either need to transcode your recordings to HLS (right from within the app) or previously transocded them to MP4. This can be done using a script such as this: https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Transcode_Mpeg2_to_H264

This will also work for your videos, but you have far more options available for playback. Take a look at the list of supported media formats that Google Cast supports.https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/media#media-container-formats

I think this will stay alpha for a bit as I want a really good shakedown test of this new feature. Please let me know of any issues you might run into. You can do so here or as a GitHub issue over at the project's repo page.

Please let us know what you think.
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