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How are Mythbuntu and MythTV related and what are their major differences? Mythbuntu is the official operating system based on Ubuntu. MythTV is software that acts like a PVR (personal video recording) system. It is not limited to Ubuntu but can be used on Fedora called MythDora. What are the definitions of a frontend and backend in the case of ...


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I found the correct password (which was randomized) in /etc/mythtv/config.xml and entered this in the Password: field of the MythTV setup screen. This solved the problem for me. mythtv was not the correct password. This issue may be Ubuntu/Debian-specific.


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dpkg --get-selections should return nothing for packages that are not installed. The fact that it is returning something is a symptom that there are parts of the package that have not been removed. If you try --list instead of --get-selections, you'll see the reason why the package is not fully removed. In your case, you should see rc near mythtv-backend, ...


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You can get it to work: Back up /usr/share/mythtv/metadata/Movie/tmdb.py Grab the updated version of tmdb3.py from: https://raw.github.com/MythTV/mythtv/983bb0e4353d361f6c54f0de0c0db683b8d3be1d/mythtv/programs/scripts/metadata/Movie/tmdb3.py Save it, overwriting /usr/share/mythtv/metadata/Movie/tmdb.py Delete ~/.mythtv/pytmdb3.cache to clear out old values ...


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The way we do the repos is by MythTV major version number, and the command to add it would be apt-add-repository ppa:mythbuntu/<MythTV Version number> So for 0.26 it would be apt-add-repository ppa:mythbuntu/0.26 Note that any point releases (such as 0.26.1) would still be the 0.26 version.


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For Ubuntu precise (12.04), raring (13.04), saucy (13.10), trusty (14.04) use version 0.27: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mythbuntu/0.27 For Ubuntu precise (12.04), quantal (12.10), raring (13.04) and version 0.26: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mythbuntu/0.26 For Ubuntu lucid (10.04), natty (11.04), oneiric (11.10), precise (12.04), quantal (12.10) and ...


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There is a bug filed with libav about this exact issue. Depressingly, is doesn't seem to be addressed. I think it's best to consider avconv a good encoding tool, but not a good encapsulating tool. The best way to go about it is to use MP4Box from GPAC. It's a utility which seems to be primarily concerned with encapsulating media streams into mp4 files. It ...


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I would say that Mythbuntu is the most straightforward way to get MythTV and a full desktop environment, as it already comes with the lightweight XFCE desktop environment. Straight from the source: Mythbuntu uses the XFCE desktop. All unnecessary standard Ubuntu applications such as LibreOffice, Evolution, and a full Gnome desktop are not installed in a ...


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There are so many software's that allow you to watch TV on Ubuntu, like TV with Kaffeine, TV with Me-TV ,TV with VLC, TVtime, MythTV, mplayer, Gnome's own DVB Daemon. You could refer to this link for downloads and installation instructions.


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If the mythtv user is created as a system user, it won't have a password set and might be configured so you cannot log in as it. Typically, you can log in as another user using sudo. If your account was the one created as the administrator when you installed Mythtbuntu, you will already be set up to use sudo. You can then try: sudo -i -u mythtv However, ...


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Although I am not yet running Ubuntu, I just had a similar problem with HDMI audio (analog audio worked fine) on my system (F17/KDE, Asus P8Z77-V, i5 CPU with HD4000 graphics, Panasonic TV), so I wish to share my findings: Googling the problem bought me here, prompting to install mythtv (0.25.2). There at the advanced audio settings forcing the audio device ...


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The answer was to reinstall MySQL and enter "mythtv" as the password there as well. All other posts showed to leave the password blank in MySQL but that did not work. Here is the resource page I used to fix the problem.


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As the apache errors indicate, it wasn't starting because there was no /var/log/apache2/ directory due to my deleting everything in my /var/log directory while trying to debug an unrelated problem. I recreated the /var/log/apache2/ directories to get rid of the last two errors, and added 'ServerName localhost' to my /etc/apache2/apache2.conf file per these ...


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Because of the video codecs it ships with. Some of those are NOT open source and are NOT free and for software to be in Universe it needs to be completely free. This on MythTV will also be a showstopper: OpenCable devices are available to access encrypted content on U.S. cable systems, but as this is a full DRM system, and not just CA like DVB CI, every ...


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Yes, I have done this when I moved from Mythbuntu 14.04 to Mythbuntu 16.04. I had the database backup (mythconverg-1317-20160708233351.sql.gz, automaticaly generated by the Mythbuntu 14.04 system) and the recordings on one drive, and then I installed Mythbuntu 16.04 on a different drive. I mounted the recordings in the same place in the filesystem as before. ...


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I have made it with TurboVNC in Version 2.1. Now the keyboard works.


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In mythtv-setup for IPTV one can select IPTV recorder as TV-card, and configure it with the m3u URL. Once you have done that, you have to configure a Video Source. There you choose a 'grabber', which is the mythtv equivalent of the epg source. With my fresh installed Ubuntu 18.04 and a recent Mythtv, the choices in the grabbers are meager. To get some more ...


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You must use GPT partition table for disks that are larger then 2 TB. WARNING: This steps will erase all content from the drive. Run LiveCD. Open GParted Select "Create new partition table" from menu "Device". Click on advanced settings. Select GPT and click on "Create". Now you can install Ubuntu using the installer!


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All things being equal, on a fresh installation of Ubuntu, running: sudo apt-get install mythtv-backend-master will install your MythTV master backend server. Unless you have done odd things to your network (or other) configuration, this will automatically expose the relevant services for remote connections from other machines on your local network. To ...


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All you should need to do is run this command in a terminal: mythfrontend --reset


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yeah your getting that error because your formatting an extended partition, and you need a primary partition with SATA. If you were setting up an IDE slave device this would work, but you need a partition table with SATA. Extended partitions don't work that way. So, if you want to start over this should work out, its not too complicated but you definitely ...


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I have an ASRock H81M-ITX mobo with the latest 1.60 UEFI bios running Mythbuntu 12.04.3 and just couldn't get my MCE remote to work or give any irw output - despite the red led on the receiver responding to button presses. I disabled the "Intel USB3.0 mode" in the BIOS which solved my issue.


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I finally found the fix, the problem was with the Intel xHCI in the BIOS. Disable the xHCI Mode, for ASUS H87I-Plus, BIOS->Advanced->USB Configuration->Intel xHCI Mode.


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I just installed mythtv and had the same issue. Steeldriver had the solution in a comment. Run gksu-properties and change the mode from su to sudo. This worked for me to fix the issue where it would not accept my password to stop/start the backend.


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I had the same problem. The workaround is to do this manually - using the command: sudo usermod -a G mythtv <userid> (<userid> being your particular user login) Use the following command to confirm the change: id <userid> You will need to restart/reboot to then successfully run mythtv


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I've been running a Zotac Zbox HD-NS21 for a couple of years as a dedicated mythbuntu frontend. Early on I noticed the HD ran pretty hot and it eventually failed. I jettisoned it and now run from a live usb stick. No issues. I'm currently running 12.04.3 64 bit with nividia 303.88, VDPAU normal. It's solid.


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A simple way to resolve this error is to edit line 40 (or thereabouts) in /usr/bin/mythbuntu-control-centre, removing the now obsolete(!) reference to AptMessageDialog. Note that you'll still want to keep the other 2 references in the import statement, so just insert a parenthesis at the end of line before, then delete the line containing AptMessageDialog) ...


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To answer my own question: I was barking up the wrong tree. Mythbuntu's backup and restore correctly backs up and restores the password for the database with the database, but apparently not quite everywhere that it's needed (not in ~mythtv/.mythtv/config.xml). Manually editing the password in there to match the other config files (such as mysql.txt in the ...


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download the file dvb-usb-SkyStar_USB_HD_FW_v17_63.HEX.fw sudo cp your_download_dir/dvb-usb-SkyStar_USB_HD_FW_v17_63.HEX.fw /lib/firmware/dvb-usb-SkyStar_USB_HD_FW_v17_63.HEX.fw sudo chmod 755 /lib/firmware/dvb-usb-SkyStar_USB_HD_FW_v17_63.HEX.fw


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Device: 14f7:0500 Technisat SkyStar USB HD No, I would not try those instructions: LinuxTV.org >> How to Obtain, Build and Install V4L-DVB Device Drivers No need to over complicate things. Try what I used: (adapted from: LinuxTV.org > TerraTec Cinergy T Stick) NOTE: First unplug device, create/install driver, and then plug back in. You may need to ...


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