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MythTV

balanga

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#1
Is anyone using MythTV? How easy is it to set up and how does it compare with TVheadend?

I've just discovered TVheadend and think it's a great program but am only just getting to grips with it. Now I've come across MythTV and wondered if I would be better off with that and invest my time setting it up instead...
 

balanga

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#2
It's definitely not easy to set up...

mythtv-setup
Code:
Shared object "libjack.so.0" not found, required by "mythtv-setup"
Google doesn't find anything...
 

balanga

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#3
The Wiki makes it sound relatively easy... but I made no headway after several hours.. Can't get mythtv to build from ports...
 

Phishfry

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#4
I am kind of a hack but I see clues right there. The library for jack is not right.
So do a find / -name 'libjack.so*'
Perhaps it comes back with libjack.so.8. I would then make a symbolic link to that file with the name libjack.so.0.
Sort of a file redirector. I am not sure if its the proper way but its worked before for me.
 

Phishfry

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#5
Also make sure you are not mixing ports and packages. This is exactly the kind of error you see with mixing.

Have you tried to manually install the audio/jack port?
 

balanga

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I didn't know I needed audio/jack port" href="http://www.freshports.org/audio/jack ">audio/jack ... The install did not pull it in.

I think I need to start from scratch since I've attempted to install so many ports hoping that I stumble across the correct combination..

I'm finding it impossible to run mythtv-setup... Also installing databases/mysql57-server is a big mistake, at least if you don't know what you are doing...
 

balanga

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#8
FWIW, I think that tvheadend is easier to set up than MythTV.
That much I know :)... I have managed to set up tvheadend although I'm still struggling to configure it properly so that it can pick up tha same channels as my TV. It seems strange that I get my TV to scan for channels without knowing anything about muxes and services, and I don't even need to know where my nearest transmitter is.

With MythTV, which I would like to have a look at, I'm still struggling with setting up the timezone in MySQL!


mysql_tzinfo_to_sql /usr/share/zoneinfo | mysql -u root -p mysql

results in:-
Code:
Data too long for column 'Abbreviation' at row 1
and I can't figure out how to fix this.