MythTV

How to get Comcast PACE DTA working in Myth in Ubuntu Hardy

Comcast recently shipped me 3 Digital converter boxes to support the upcoming switch to an all Digital Signal.
Unfortunately the digital signal requires using the new digital converter boxes to change channels. This is a huge inconvenience to anyone using a 3rd party DVR as well as for anyone who recently purchased a new digital TV which features like PIP as these features are likely not to work with the new converter boxes.

Luckily for those of us running MythTV, we just need to make some minor changes to get our Home-Brew DVR work with the new converter Boxes.

MyMote MythTV Remote for iPhone

MyMote is an awesome MythTV remote for the iPhone.

The best part about it is that the progam guide displays on the remote allowing you to quickly scroll through the program guide with the iPhone finger flick scrolling thing.
Before I got my iPhone I was using my N800 or a standard remote via LIRC as my MythTV remote, but MyMote is much better.

MyMote is available as a free install from the app store. So you don't even need to jailbreak the iPhone to get it .
Just search for "mymote" and install.


How to set up Mevio Channels in MythTv

I wrote this parser specifically so I could watch GeekBrief in MythTv.
Writting a parser for MythStream is pretty easy. Basic Perl stuff using XML::Simple and XML::DOM.

For more information on MythStream including how to create parsers go here:
http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~moongies/streamtuned.html

 

And now back to the How To.

 

If you haven't already done so, install the MythStream plugin for MythTv.


MythTV - No Seektable

I encountered "no seektable" errors after I ran out of space in /var

First make sure your DB is ok. The easiest way to do this is with the optimize_mythdb.pl script that comes with mythtv.

sudo perl /usr/share/doc/mythtv-backend/contrib/optimize_mythdb.pl

or you can do it with mysql

/etc/init.d/mythtv-backend stop
mysqlcheck -r -u mythtv -p mythconverg
/etc/init.d/mythtv-backend start

 

then rebuild the seektables for each program

mythcommflag --rebuild -f 1066_20071207153000.mpg

Note: The latest version of myth will ask to rebuild the seek tables if they are missing when you try to edit a recording.