If you’re experiencing delays navigating mythtv menus, check this out. http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/5893 This fix will likely be helpful to me. I plan to roll this into my 0.21.svn20080706 at home as soon as I get time.
I upgraded to ivtv 0.4.0 on the mythtv machine today. For whatever reason(s), /dev/lirc has disappeared again and udev doesn’t seem to want to put it back. At least the myth backend is all working. It looks like using mplayer -vo x11 with the new ivtv_fb (PVR-350 TV-out) gives vastly improved output; I didn’t notice […]
ExtremeTech has an abbreviated roundup of “TiVo Killers”, which means they’ve installed three PVR apps under Windows XP and looked at them. They only mention Mythtv to say People familiar with PVR applications for the PC are probably aware of Myth TV, and are wondering why the free homebrew project isn’t included. The answer is […]
I installed udev on the mythtv machine because I wanted /dev/dvd automagically handled, but in the process lost /dev/lirc. This caused some consternation and troubleshooting, including swapping batteries in the remote, until I finally saw that lircd was logging errors. Fortunately the fix was as simple as dpkg-reconfigure lirc, and I haven’t found any other […]
The BenQ DW1640 arrived today, so I’m ready to begin work on transferring mythtv recordings to DVD. I got the bare model, which comes with nothing but the drive and the Nero software (no IDE cable, etc.) so I’ll have to pick up some media before I can test writing. Still, heck of a deal.