Clarification! MythTV what works/not

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Question  Clarification! MythTV what works/not
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Hi Folks,
Sorry if this is going over old ground but there is so much mis-information around its difficult to figure out.
Does XBMC work with MythTV backend and do pause/timeshift?

Reason I ask is I constantly see notices in PVR development saying this doesn't work (I currently use TVHeadend as backend, which I know doesn't support timeshifting, hence moving to MythTV), but all references to MythTV say that timeshift works.

http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=MythTV

Can anyone advise yes/no categorically on this one!

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Short answer: Pause works, timeshift doesn't.
To keep uptodate with the progress, just read the first post in the relative thread:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=110694
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I was wondering the same thing. I use tv headend at the moment and I can pause using the internal xbmc buffer. If using mthtv as a backend, is it the backend that does it? eg I can press record a few minutes in and it will record the whole thing?
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To further clarify the xbmc-mythtv situation, currently there are 3 methods for xbmc to communicate with mythtv:
1) XBMC core has for quite long time support for the myth:// protocol
@andyb2000: The link you posted refers to that method
You just add it as media source. You don't need a special PVR branch for this. It worked in Camelot and Dharma and it works in Eden.

2) MythBox add-on found in the addon repos. Again you don't need a special PVR branch for this. It works in Eden, it worked in Dharma too.

3) MythTv-cmyth PVR addon. This needs a special PVR branch. Explained here:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=110694

There is also the MythTv PVR addon which will be discontinued.

In all 3 methods, the pause of LiveTv works (I'm guessing through the internal video buffer), but timeshift (go back and forth in the live stream) does not work.

I guess that at some point (hopefully soon) timeshift will be working in the PVR addon.
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Ah, thanks guys that makes a bit more sense now so I know where I'm heading when I try moving from TVHeadend over to MythTV

Andy - http://twitter.com/andyb2000 http://www.thebmwz3.co.uk/
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Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (precise pangolin) from the official Ubuntu repos. My experiences far:

- Connecting to the MythTV backend (version 25 as part of the official repo) via the myth:// prefix doesn't work with Eden (also made it into the official repo now) doesn't work anymore due to some protocol differences according to the logs and mentioned elsewhere (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid...5+protocol) in this forum.
- Same goes for the MythTV addon mentioned above.

REAL drawback as all of this used to work with MythTV 24 and Eden...

But I understand that version 25 integration will take some time before it will make it into the official repositories unless one's willing to work with development snapshots..
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-28 07:39 by monochromec.)
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