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Final test release for MiniMyth with MythTV 0.20 support

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:32 am
by Pablo
As I posted in another thread, I have been using MythTV 0.20 for the past few days. I have been running MiniMyth 0.20-19b11 on my VIA EPIA ME6000 and ASUS A8N-VM CSM based MiniMyth frontends without any problems. As a result, I plan to release MiniMyth 0.20-19 (as well as MiniMyth 0.19-19) unless someone finds any showstoppers. Therefore, if you have a chance to use either 0.20-19b11 or 0.19-19b11 and you find any problems, then please let me know by posting in this thread. Thank you.

Re: Final test release for MiniMyth with MythTV 0.20 support

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:08 am
by Psylon
Pablo wrote:As a result, I plan to release MiniMyth 0.20-19 (as well as MiniMyth 0.19-19) unless someone finds any showstoppers. Therefore, if you have a chance to use either and you find any problems, then please let me know by posting in this thread. Thank you.
Awesome work Pablo! :D

I am testing ram-minimyth-0.20-19b11 right now with a test Ubuntu Edgy server running .20. This is the latest release for any of the Ubuntu/Debian distros that I have seen. At this point it looks like Edgy will ship with .20 in its Multiverse repository at the end of October. apt-get baby :-)

I am getting "The server uses protocol version 30 but this client understands version 31..."

It looks like this minimyth build has fixes that bumped the protocol version. Is there a version that doesn't have the fixes in place that I have missed? It seems like it would be better to do a release of Minimyth against the latest release of Mythtv and a test build against SVN.

Re: Final test release for MiniMyth with MythTV 0.20 support

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:58 pm
by Pablo
Psylon wrote:I am testing ram-minimyth-0.20-19b11 right now with a test Ubuntu Edgy server running .20. This is the latest release for any of the Ubuntu/Debian distros that I have seen. At this point it looks like Edgy will ship with .20 in its Multiverse repository at the end of October. apt-get baby :-)

I am getting "The server uses protocol version 30 but this client understands version 31..."
Yes, MiniMyth is using the latest from the 0.20 fixes branch. This includes a fix that required a change to the protocol.
It looks like this minimyth build has fixes that bumped the protocol version. Is there a version that doesn't have the fixes in place that I have missed? It seems like it would be better to do a release of Minimyth against the latest release of Mythtv and a test build against SVN.
The latest release of MythTV (mythtv 0.20, mythplugins 0.20a and myththemes 0.20) has bugs that make it unusable on many systems. Therefore, fixes from the 0.20 fixes branch are needed. Unfortunately, one of the needed fixes was added to the 0.20 fixes branch after the fix that changed the protocol version was added to the fixes branch.

There is a version of MiniMyth with 0.20 fixes up to the point before the protocol change was made. You can find it in the old test directory. However, because of the bugs in MythTV, it is likely to have problems.

Re: Final test release for MiniMyth with MythTV 0.20 support

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:48 pm
by apm11
Hi Pablo, I'm having a bit of trouble running the Minimyth .20 on a MII 12000 motherboard.

Running MythTV or Xine (via the video menu item) I have consistent hardware lockups when running .20-19b11 (and prior beta versions). When running Xine on .19-19b11 everything is stable.

With .20-19b11 when I playback recordings in MythTV, the first playback is ok, where I can fast forward and rewind, then playing back another recording fast-forward and rewind has delays in updating then the frontend completely locks up.

This is running at 1024x768 resolution, running at 1360x768 on .20 causes the system to lockup immediately on playback (mythtv and xine) also changing the picture aspect causes the box to lock up.

Hope you can help - my backend is now .20 (atrpms) so I'm currently having to reboot the frontend after watching every program.

Thanks, APM

Re: Final test release for MiniMyth with MythTV 0.20 support

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:40 pm
by Pablo
apm11 wrote:Hi Pablo, I'm having a bit of trouble running the Minimyth .20 on a MII 12000 motherboard.

Running MythTV or Xine (via the video menu item) I have consistent hardware lockups when running .20-19b11 (and prior beta versions). When running Xine on .19-19b11 everything is stable.

With .20-19b11 when I playback recordings in MythTV, the first playback is ok, where I can fast forward and rewind, then playing back another recording fast-forward and rewind has delays in updating then the frontend completely locks up.

This is running at 1024x768 resolution, running at 1360x768 on .20 causes the system to lockup immediately on playback (mythtv and xine) also changing the picture aspect causes the box to lock up.

Hope you can help - my backend is now .20 (atrpms) so I'm currently having to reboot the frontend after watching every program.

Thanks, APM
I have no problems with Xine or MythTV, but I am running on a ME6000 at 720x480.

Does it work at lower resolutions, e.g. 800x600 or 640x480?

Are you playing files that use hardware MPEG2 decoding?

Is deinterlacing enabled?

If you launch Xine from a telnet window with verbose debugging, then do you get any useful information?

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:01 am
by Pablo
By the way, my ME6000 would lock up / crash when trying to watch television under MythTV 0.20 until I increased the frame buffer memory in the BIOS.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:13 pm
by apm11
Hi Pablo,

I ran out of memory.

Running xine from telnet on one occasion showed xine being killed - running top I realised I had run out of available memory.

The frontend only has 256MB of RAM - I kind of missed the hardware requirement as up to only a month ago I was running it quite happily with standard PAL output. My TV then blew up and I took the opportunity to buy a nice LCD - this point coincided with 0.20's release. - Too many changes at once.

NFS booting has solved the problem. - I am now running very happily at 1360x768.

Thanks for your help and thank you for spending time working on minimyth, it is definitely appreciated.

Andrew

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:44 am
by Pablo
apm11 wrote:Hi Pablo,

I ran out of memory.

Running xine from telnet on one occasion showed xine being killed - running top I realised I had run out of available memory.

The frontend only has 256MB of RAM - I kind of missed the hardware requirement as up to only a month ago I was running it quite happily with standard PAL output. My TV then blew up and I took the opportunity to buy a nice LCD - this point coincided with 0.20's release. - Too many changes at once.

NFS booting has solved the problem. - I am now running very happily at 1360x768.

Thanks for your help and thank you for spending time working on minimyth, it is definitely appreciated.

Andrew
You are welcome. I am glad that you found the problem and were able to get it to work.

Re: Final test release for MiniMyth with MythTV 0.20 support

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:04 pm
by cj8scrambler
Pablo wrote: Yes, MiniMyth is using the latest from the 0.20 fixes branch. This includes a fix that required a change to the protocol.
Is there a certain SVN tag or timestamp that we should use for getting the backend code?

Re: Final test release for MiniMyth with MythTV 0.20 support

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:35 pm
by Pablo
cj8scrambler wrote:
Pablo wrote: Yes, MiniMyth is using the latest from the 0.20 fixes branch. This includes a fix that required a change to the protocol.
Is there a certain SVN tag or timestamp that we should use for getting the backend code?
The protocol version change happened in SVN changeset 11281.

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:40 pm
by Pablo
I have uploaded version 0.19-19 (MiniMyth with MythTV 0.19) and version 0.20-19 (MiniMyth with MythTV 0.20).

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:34 pm
by Peter
Pablo wrote:By the way, my ME6000 would lock up / crash when trying to watch television under MythTV 0.20 until I increased the frame buffer memory in the BIOS.
Hi Pablo!
My ME6000 (256MB Ram) also locks up with all 0.20 versions when trying to watch a record. The system did run fine with 0.19.

To which value did you increase the framebuffer memory?
Thanks Peter

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:28 am
by french_mullet
I'm using 32MB with an ME6000 and 0.20 and it's working fine. No lockups.

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:57 pm
by pleeke
Pablo,

Any chance of an updated minimyth release?

I'm particularly looking to include the fix in 11550 (http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/changeset/11550) thats been added to 20-fixes branch of mythtv. This seems to fix an issue I have regarding playback of old recordings made via DVB, Axel has updated his rpms and thats fixed the issue on my FC4 server, but I'd still like to be able to watch these recordings on my minimyth box.


If not, I'll try and build an updated minimyth myself - but I suspect I won't find it easy!!


Thanks
Peter

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:47 pm
by Pablo
pleeke wrote:Pablo,

Any chance of an updated minimyth release?

I'm particularly looking to include the fix in 11550 (http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/changeset/11550) thats been added to 20-fixes branch of mythtv. This seems to fix an issue I have regarding playback of old recordings made via DVB, Axel has updated his rpms and thats fixed the issue on my FC4 server, but I'd still like to be able to watch these recordings on my minimyth box.
I have uploaded 0.20-20b1, which contains MythTV 0.20 fixes through SVN 11568, to test latest.