home / blog

Tag Archives: mythtv

Corrupted mythtv database table [SOLVED]

Started seeing “No seektable” when trying to edit recordings – to set cut points…After investigation turned out the table recordedseek in mythconverg was corrupt. Tried to fix with this but didn’t work. mysqlcheck –databases mythconverg –auto-repair Ended up with this … Continue reading

Posted in geek | Tagged | Leave a comment

Ubuntu 14.04 Mythtv box setup notes

# extra repos sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-hedgerows/get-iplayer wget -q -O – https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add – sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list’ # update sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade # essentials apt-get … Continue reading

Posted in geek | Tagged , | Leave a comment

13.04 Mythtv with minimal ubuntu desktop upgrade

Yes… I know about mythbuntu, however I prefer to roll-my-own and use the a standard minimal ubuntu-desktop for consistency, and also use netflix / chrome from the media-centre PC. # pre-setup # – backup home, etc and mysqldump # – … Continue reading

Posted in geek | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mythweb broken in Ubuntu 12.10 [solved]

HTTP 500s when trying to visit mythweb after upgrade to 12.10. Cause, removal of allow-call-time-pass-reference option in PHP 5.4 adam@brimstone$ tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log [Sun Dec 02 16:59:29 2012] [error] [client 10.5.1.63] PHP Fatal error: Call-time pass-by-reference has been removed in … Continue reading

Posted in geek | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ubuntu 12.04 – minor updates

Slight change in syntax to mythfilldatabase, not really ubuntu 12.04 related, but that’s when the version changed. # before ubuntu 11.10 /usr/bin/mythfilldatabase –file 1 grab.xml # after ubuntu 12.04 /usr/bin/mythfilldatabase –file –sourceid 1 –xmlfile grab.xml

Posted in geek | Tagged , | Leave a comment

UK DVB-T audio IDs issue [solved]

Symptoms: Some files sourced from freeview DVB re-encoded using mencoder have silent soundtracks. Analysis: The MPEG-TS stream often contains additional sountracks, for example “audio commentaries” for blind viewers. mencoder incorrectly selects these tracks, even if switch -alang en is given. … Continue reading

Posted in geek | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Converting mythtv mpg files

In order to use TV programs recorded by mythtv with a video editor such as Final Cut Pro some conversion needs to be done. The first step is to fix the video using mythtranscode. Raw mpeg TS files recorded by … Continue reading

Posted in geek | Tagged , | 1 Comment

xmltv manip timezone fail [solved]

Fail When trying to use xmltv with mythtv, specifically tv_grab_uk_rt, with Ubuntu 10.4 the following error is seen. XMLTV requires a Date::Manip timezone of +0000 to work properly. Current Date::Manip timezone is 1. Fix Use the latest version and dependencies … Continue reading

Posted in geek | Tagged , , | Comments Off on xmltv manip timezone fail [solved]