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Installation issues / Re: 1604 install
« on: July 26, 2017, 04:28:47 am »
I'm seeing the same thing. I'm just curious if there's a workaround for this while the ticket gets resolved?

Installation issues / Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« on: April 19, 2017, 03:12:31 am »
Here's what the system settings are showing me. They are the same for both when the HDD is in the old computer and when it's in the new computer

KDELibs Version: 4.13.3
Qt Version: 4.8.6
Kernel Version: 3.13.0-116-generic
OS Type: 32-bit

It's also only showing 3.8GB of ram, but I have 16GB installed, and it's recognized in bios as 16GB

One other thing I did was grab the latest version of Kubuntu 14.04.5 LTS and installed that onto my SSD in the new computer. During installation the PC name comes up as "SMBIOS implementations newer than version 2.8 are not fully supported by this version of dmidecode." I noticed this happening before, but I didn't think anything of it at the time. This may be the root of my problem.

Also, I know I downloaded the 64bit version of 14.04, but after installation, the system settings come up as 32bit version, and again only seeing 3.8GB of ram when there should be 16.

My motherboard has UEFI BIOS, and doing a quick google search, I find that there's been a lot of issues with installing many different version of Linux on UEFI boards. There does seem to be some workarounds, but I'm going to keep researching for a bit. But if anybody has any quick fixes, I'll take them.


Installation issues / Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« on: April 18, 2017, 03:31:47 am »
So I'm still just throwing things out here. I'm playing around trying to narrow down where the root of this issue is coming from. I tried doing a fresh reinstall of kubuntu 14.04 on the old HDD while installed into the new computer, and I ran into the same issues I had with the SSD. I then took the HDD out and reinstalled it back into my old computer, and did another reinstall of kubuntu 14.04, and now it seems to work fine. Video, audio, everything works. Then I took the HDD and reinstalled it back into my new computer, and I'm starting to see some interesting quirks. For instance, when I pull up a video on youtube while the HDD is in the old computer, it works fine, but when I pull up the same video while the HDD is in the new computer, the video plays at double speed and I can't get any audio.

This just seems really odd. Might this be a hardware issue?

Installation issues / Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« on: April 17, 2017, 09:54:33 pm »
I'm just throwing things out here now.

I did a reinstall of kubuntu 14.04 on the SSD. I'm not sure if this means anything, but it's something I noticed when I do an install onto the SSD, but I never noticed before on the old HDD:
After I install kubuntu and reboot the computer, some warnings come up while it waits for me to remove the dvd and hit enter. Everything is written in an orange color (which I never recall seeing before) and says a couple things:

nm-dispatcher.action: Caught signal 15, shutting down...
ModemManager[1455]: <warn> Could not acquire the 'org.freedesktop.ModemManager1' service name
Unmounting temporary filesystems.... [OK]
Deactivating swap.... [OK]
Stopping early crypto disks....[OK]

Installation issues / Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« on: April 17, 2017, 08:38:50 pm »
Well, I'm really not sure what I did now. I used Clonezilla to clone the old HDD to the SSD. It seemed like it worked fine, but the SSD goes straight to grub rescue, and now the old HDD hangs during boot, never getting past the load screen.

Installation issues / Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« on: April 14, 2017, 05:19:05 pm »
Right. But it's more than just the sound. On the old HDD, everything works fine. Trying to boot from the SSD, I can't get any media to play.

I know the quick and easy solution is to simply boot from the old HDD, but I'd really like to try to get the SSD working first.


Installation issues / Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« on: April 14, 2017, 02:05:50 am »
I just did a re-install of only Kubuntu 14.04, and did all of the updates. Even on Kubuntu, no media will play. No audio, no video, nothing. I tried opening a browser and going to youtube. At least there, the video would play, but still no audio.

Any thoughts on why this is happening? Everything works fine on the old HDD, but trying to boot Kubuntu from the new SSD seems to be causing problems with media. Any suggestions?

Installation issues / Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« on: April 09, 2017, 12:31:13 am »
I'm not sure if this is normal, but I tried to get the outputs of /etc/pluto/xine.conf and /etc/asound.conf. Typing that in directly, it tells me "permission denied."  However, it does give me the contents through pastebin:


# xine config file

# Entries which are still set to their default values are commented out.
# Remove the '#' at the beginning of the line, if you want to change them.

# Enable deinterlacing by default
# bool, default: 0

# Configuration experience level
# { Beginner  Advanced  Expert  Master of the known universe }, default: 0
gui.experience_level:Master of the known universe

# Enable OSD support
# bool, default: 1

# Dismiss OSD time (s)
# numeric, default: 3

# Ask user for playback with unsupported codec
# bool, default: 0

# Automatically reload old playlist
# bool, default: 0

# Audio visualization plugin
# { fftgraph  fftscope  oscope  goom }, default: 0

# gui skin theme
# { xinetic }, default: 0

# Change xine's behavior for unexperienced user
# bool, default: 1

# Snapshot location
# string, default: /root

# Display splash screen
# bool, default: 1

# Subtitle autoloading
# bool, default: 1

# Visual animation style
# { None  Post Plugin  Stream Animation }, default: 1
#gui.visual_anim:Post Plugin

# Windows stacking (more)
# bool, default: 0

# Audio mixer control method
# { Sound card  Software }, default: 0
#gui.audio_mixer_method:Sound card

# Visiblility behavior of panel
# bool, default: 0

# Visibility behavior of output window
# bool, default: 0

# Deinterlace plugin.
# string, default: tvtime:method=LinearBlend,cheap_mode=1,pulldown=0,use_progressive_frame_flag=1

# Event sender behavior
# bool, default: 1

# Windows stacking
# bool, default: 0

# Use unscaled OSD
# bool, default: 1

# Screensaver wakeup
# numeric, default: 10

# Menu shortcut style
# { Windows style  Emacs style }, default: 0
#gui.shortcut_style:Windows style

# Stream information
# bool, default: 0

# Skin Server Url
# string, default:

# Chapter hopping
# bool, default: 1

# New stream sizes resize output window
# bool, default: 1

# tips timeout (ms)
# numeric, default: 500

# gui tips visibility
# bool, default: 1

# Synchronized X protocol (debug)
# bool, default: 0

# Double size for small streams (require stream_resize_window)
# bool, default: 0

# Logo mrl
# string, default: file:/usr/share/xine/skins/xine-ui_logo.mpv

# use XVidModeExtension when switching to fullscreen
# bool, default: 0

# Amplification level
# [0..200], default: 100

# gui panel visibility
# bool, default: 1

# numeric, default: 200

# numeric, default: 100

# brightness value
# [0..65535], default: 32800

# contrast value
# [0..65535], default: 32772

# saturation value
# [0..65535], default: 32772













# speaker arrangement
# { Mono 1.0  Stereo 2.0  Headphones 2.0  Stereo 2.1  Surround 3.0  Surround 4.0  Surround 4.1  Surround 5.0  Surround 5.1  Surround 6.0  Surround 6.1  Surround 7.1  Pass Through }, default: 1
#audio.speaker_arrangement:Stereo 2.0

# audio driver to use
# { auto  null  alsa  oss  arts  esd  none  file }, default: 0

# OSS audio mixer number, -1 for none
# numeric, default: -1

# startup audio volume
# [0..100], default: 50

# OSS audio device name
# { auto  /dev/dsp  /dev/sound/dsp }, default: 0

# OSS audio device number, -1 for none
# numeric, default: -1

# offset for digital passthrough
# numeric, default: 0

# restore volume level at startup
# bool, default: 0

# method to sync audio and video
# { metronom feedback  resample }, default: 0
#audio.av_sync_method:metronom feedback

# always resample to this rate (0 to disable)
# numeric, default: 0

# number of audio buffers
# numeric, default: 230

# a/v sync method to use by OSS
# { auto  getodelay  getoptr  softsync  probebuffer }, default: 0

# enable resampling
# { auto  off  on }, default: 0



# deinterlace method (deprecated)
# { none  bob  weave  greedy  onefield  onefield_xv  linearblend }, default: 4

# disable all video scaling
# bool, default: 0

# video driver to use
# { auto  aadxr3  dxr3  xv  xshm  aa  none  vidixfb  vidix  fb }, default: 0

# horizontal image position in the output window
# [0..100], default: 50

# vertical image position in the output window
# [0..100], default: 50

# pitch alignment workaround
# bool, default: 0

# enable double buffering
# bool, default: 1

# number of video buffers
# numeric, default: 500

# percentage of discarded frames to tolerate
# numeric, default: 10

# percentage of skipped frames to tolerate
# numeric, default: 10

# autopaint colour key
# bool, default: 0

# video overlay colour key
# [0..16777215], default: 66046

# framebuffer device name
# string, default:

# DXR3 device number
# numeric, default: 0

# swap odd and even lines
# bool, default: 0

# add black bars to correct aspect ratio
# bool, default: 1

# use smooth play mode for mpeg encoder playback
# bool, default: 1

# Remember last DVB channel watched
# bool, default: 1

# display DVB channel name
# bool, default: 0

# default language for DVD playback
# string, default: en

# region the DVD player claims to be in (1 to 8)
# numeric, default: 1

# file browsing start location
# string, default: /home/work/pluto-svn/trunk/bin

# network bandwidth
# { 14.4 Kbps (Modem)  19.2 Kbps (Modem)  28.8 Kbps (Modem)  33.6 Kbps (Modem)  34.4 Kbps (Modem)  57.6 Kbps (Modem)  115.2 Kbps (ISDN)  262.2 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  393.2 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  524.3 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  1.5 Mbps (T1)  10.5 Mbps (LAN) }, default: 10
#input.mms_network_bandwidth:1.5 Mbps (T1)

# device used for CD audio
# string, default: /dev/cdrom

# query CDDB
# bool, default: 1

# slow down disc drive to this speed factor
# numeric, default: 4

# device used for DVD playback
# string, default: /dev/dvd

# raw device set up for DVD access
# string, default: /dev/rdvd

# read-ahead caching
# bool, default: 1

# list hidden files
# bool, default: 0

# Domains, where to ignore the HTTP proxy
# string, default:

# HTTP proxy host
# string, default:

# HTTP proxy password
# string, default:

# HTTP proxy port
# numeric, default: 80

# HTTP proxy username
# string, default:

# device used for WinTV-PVR 250/350 (pvr plugin)
# string, default: /dev/video0

# v4l radio device
# string, default: /dev/v4l/radio0

# v4l video device
# string, default: /dev/v4l/video0

# device used for VCD playback
# string, default: /dev/cdrom

# Remember last DVB channel watched
# numeric, default: -1

# CSS decryption method
# { key  disc  title }, default: 0

# unit for seeking
# { seek in program chain  seek in program }, default: 0
#input.dvd_seek_behaviour:seek in program chain

# unit for the skip action
# { skip program  skip part  skip title }, default: 0
#input.dvd_skip_behaviour:skip program

# MMS protocol
# { auto  TCP  HTTP }, default: 0

# CDDB cache directory
# string, default: /root/.xine/cddbcache

# CDDB server port
# numeric, default: 8880

# CDDB server name
# string, default:

# path to the title key cache
# string, default: /root/.dvdcss/

# use A/52 dynamic range compression
# bool, default: 0

# downmix audio to 2 channel surround stereo
# bool, default: 0

# A/52 volume
# [0..200], default: 100

# MPEG-4 postprocessing quality
# [0..6], default: 3

# path to RealPlayer codecs
# string, default: unknown

# path to Win32 codecs
# string, default: /usr/lib/win32

# frames per second to generate
# numeric, default: 10

# goom image height
# numeric, default: 240

# goom image width
# numeric, default: 320

# colorspace conversion method
# { Fast but not photorealistic  Slow but looks better }, default: 0
#post.goom_csc_method:Fast but not photorealistic

# priority for a/52 decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for bitplane decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for dts decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for dvaudio decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for dxr3-mpeg2 decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for dxr3-spudec decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for faad decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for ffmpeg-wmv8 decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for ffmpegaudio decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for ffmpegvideo decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for flacdec decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for gsm610 decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for image decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for mad decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for mpeg2 decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for nsf decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for pcm decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for qta decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for qtv decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for real decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for realadec decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for rgb decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for speex decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for spucc decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for spucmml decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for spudec decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for sputext decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for vorbis decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for win32a decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for win32v decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# priority for yuv decoder
# numeric, default: 0

# subtitle size
# { tiny  small  normal  large  very large  huge }, default: 1

# subtitle vertical offset
# numeric, default: 0

# palette (foreground-border-background) to use for subtitles and OSD
# { white-black-transparent  white-none-transparent  white-none-translucid  yellow-black-transparent }, default: 0

# font for subtitles
# string, default: sans

# encoding of the subtitles
# string, default: iso-8859-1

# use unscaled OSD if possible
# bool, default: 1

# media format detection strategy
# { default  reverse  content  extension }, default: 0

# memcopy method used by xine
# { probe  libc  kernel  mmx  mmxext  sse }, default: 0

# default duration of subtitle display in seconds
# numeric, default: 4

# allow implicit changes to the configuration (e.g. by MRL)
# bool, default: 0

# directory for saving streams
# string, default:

# automatically advance track/entry
# bool, default: 1

# default type to use on VCD autoplay
# { track  entry  segment  playlist }, default: 3

# position slider range
# { auto  track  entry }, default: 0

# show 'rejected' LIDs
# bool, default: 0

# format string for stream comment field
# string, default: %P - Track %T
#vcd.comment_format:%P - Track %T

# debug flag mask
# numeric, default: 0

# default CD drive used for VCD when none given
# string, default:

# format string for display banner
# string, default: %F - %I %N%L%S, disk %c of %C - %v %A
#vcd.title_format:%F - %I %N%L%S, disk %c of %C - %v %A

audio.output.speaker_arrangement:Pass Through



pcm_slave.hdmi_convert48k {
   pcm "plughw:1,7"
   rate 48000

pcm.hdmi_playback {
   type plug
   slave hdmi_convert48k

pcm.asym_hdmi {
   type asym
   playback.pcm "hdmi_playback"
   capture.pcm "plughw:1,7"

pcm.!default asym_hdmi

Installation issues / Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« on: April 08, 2017, 10:32:55 pm »
Hey all,

Rather than make a new topic, I thought I should revisit this one, because I have found myself in a related situation that I could use some help with.

First off, an update from before. I never could get the original GT730 graphics card to provide any sound, so I went out and bought an Nvidia GT210 card, popped it in, and it worked without a hitch. I had a solid system running for many months, but that computer was really old and never could quite manage to play HD video without severe lagging, so I decided to build a new system and do a fresh start.

Here's my new core (It's not high-end, but it should be more than enough to get the job done):

MoBo: Asus Prime B250 Plus
CPU: Intel Core i5-6500
SSD: WD Blue 250GB SSD
16 GB DDR4
and I upgraded slightly to a Nvidia EVGA GeForce GT710 graphics card
I also pulled the old HDD out of my old computer and installed it into the new one with the intention of using it for MythTV storage

So initially, I booted off from my old HDD which still had LMCE 14.04 on it, and I was using the GT210 graphics card, and it worked flawlessly.

Then I installed LMCE 14.04 on the new SSD and booted from that, while still using the GT210 graphics card. During the AV setup, the video setup fine, but I couldn't get any audio over HDMI. I tried drivers 352, 340, and 304. The video only worked on 304, but no audio.

I then tried the new GT710 graphics card. Again, I tried drivers 352, 340, and 304. After the AV setup, the 304 kept hanging on the reboot, but 340 and 352 worked fine for video, but still no audio over HDMI in either case.

I then took the graphics card out completely, and tried the motherboard's onboard graphics. Again, no issues with setting up the video, but still no audio over HDMI.

Additionally, when I'm booting from the SSD, it doesn't matter which graphics card I'm using, but no media will actually play, whether it be from DVD or from stored audio or video files. It recognizes them, and I can select the files to play, but within a couple seconds, it just returns to the homescreen without playing anything.

Alsamixer shows nothing is muted in any case. Can't get any sound over speaker-test using 1,3 and 1,7. It would appear that the issue seems to be stemming from the SSD and not the video cards.

I went back to booted off the old HDD and using the GT210 card and it still works without a hitch.

Any ideas? Any thoughts on what I should try next?


Installation issues / Re: Mythtv Setup issues
« on: December 01, 2016, 01:58:09 am »
I went back and hooked up the coax cable from the STB to the tuner card, but again, no channels were found. I tried every possible scan option, but nothing came up. I also tried searching for a way to set the tuner card to channel 3, but I haven't been able to find anything.

I don't know much about VDR, but I feel like I would run into the same issues that I'm having with MythTV. I'm thinking about approaching this from a different direction. These are the three things that I keep going back to:

1. I need a decryption device. Seeing as how the cable company here has apparently encrypted every signal, even the local channels, I don't see a way around having a decryption device.
2. HD would be preferable. With the STB I have right now, I don't see how I can get an HD output from the STB to my tuner card. My understanding is the coax output and the S-video output are only standard defintion. There is an HDMI output, but I don't think I can get an HDMI output to go into the tuner card.
3. I would like to run everything through my LMCE system, including the tv. I know there are other ways outside of using LMCE that I can hook up multiple tvs in different rooms and have them watch the same or different channels at the same time, but ultimately, I'd like LMCE to be my one stop shop for all media.

So, just in the little research I've done today, I'm now leaning towards getting an HD homerun prime. With a cable card, it can decrypt the signal, it has HD output via ethernet, and it seems somewhat straightforward to incorporate it into MythTV. It looks like a handful of people on here have already tried this. Any word on what the feedback has been with this device?

Installation issues / Re: Mythtv Setup issues
« on: November 30, 2016, 01:40:16 am »
Thanks for the link. That was very helpful.

I've been playing around, and connecting the coax directly from the wall to the card works. However, everything from the cable company is encrypted except for a couple promotional channels. But at least I know MythTV is working. The other option I haven't tried yet is to connect my STB to my tuner card with an S-video cable, but I feel like It's going to give me the same result as when I connected the coax cable from the STB to the tuner card.

Going back to the coax cable from STB to tuner card, the above link says to keep the tuner card tuned to channel 3 and just let the STB control everything. When I go to configure my tuner card, however, I don't have the option of tuning my card to a specific channel. I'm curious if this is specifically my card that doesn't allow this, or it's a feature that's since been removed, or there is some other way of tuning the card to a specific channel?

The more research I do on this makes me wonder what other people are doing to implement TV into their LMCE systems. It would seem that ever since the cable signals started becoming encrypted, it more or less makes internal TV tuners obsolete. I also read on here somewhere recently that many of the developers no longer use MythTV. Are there alternatives out there that I could use instead of MythTV or trying to fight with decrypting a cable signal?

Installation issues / Re: Mythtv Setup issues
« on: November 18, 2016, 11:52:17 pm »
Right. I left that out of the original post, but I did set the video source and input connections like you said. I do not have a schedules direct account, so I am using transmitted guide. I set up the input connections to align the 5500 card with the transmitted guide, and I scanned for channels. Now this part, I'm not sure which option I should use. When I leave it at Broadcast frequency and Terrestrial modulation, I get 0% signal strength. It does lock onto channels 7, 21, 43, 44, and 45, but no channels are found. The rest get no signal. I've also tried several other options, using cable, cable HRC, cable IRC, etc. When I scan with any of these options, it always has a 29% signal strength, but every channel comes back with no signal.

The system is set up this way: I'm using the "RF out" coax line on my cable box to plug into my capture card (I have Comcast cable by the way, if that makes any difference). I did try running the RF out line directly into my tv, and I get signal that way, so I know it's working. One thing I haven't tried yet is to simply bypass the cable box, and plug my capture card directly into the cable wall outlet. I'm not sure if that would do anything.

As a side bar, I also notice when I use the RF output on my cable box, I only get standard definition video. I guess it's supposed to do that. Is there a different way I can get HD video?

Thank you

Installation issues / Mythtv Setup issues
« on: November 17, 2016, 03:59:40 am »
Hey all,

I've been playing around with LMCE on and off for a few months now, and I gotta say, I'm a big fan so far, even though I think I've only scratched the surface. One feature I'd really like to get working is Mythtv, but I've been struggling to get it up and running, so I'd like to ask for some help.

I'm running 14.04 and using a pcHDTV HD-5500 capture card. I followed the setup process here, , and it seemed like I had setup everything correctly, but when I get to the end and I have to run mythfilldatabase, the process only lasts a couple seconds (my understanding is this should take a while), and everything comes back with "Found 0." There's also a note stating "Attempting to contact the master backend for rescheduling. If the master is not running, rescheduling will happen when the master backend is restarted." I'm not sure if this means anything, but I thought I might need to start the backend. When I do that, it seems to have problems connecting to the capture card. Here's what a couple of the lines state:

ChannelBase: CreateChannel1() Error: Failed to open device /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
Problem with capture cardsCard 2failed init
MythBackend: No valid capture cards are defined in the database

When I go into the capture card setup in the GUI, the card is defined as a DVB-T/S/C, ATSC, or ISDB-T tuner card, and the frontend ID seems to have autodetected it as the pcHDTV HD-5500 card.

At this point, I'm not sure where to go next. I know there's tons of information over on the MythTV website, but I'm struggling to find a situation like mine. One thing I did read is that the pcHDTV capture cards may need a little extra work to get them functioning properly.

I'm still very much a newbie with LMCE and Linux in general, so I feel like I'm in a bit over my head, but I'm learning a lot as I go, and any help that anyone can provide is much appreciated.

Thank you

Installation issues / Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« on: February 21, 2016, 10:00:28 pm »
This is what I ran:

speaker-test -D plughhw:1,3

and repeated for 1,7 1,8 and 1,9 and I got no sound out of any of them. I even double checked to make sure my receiver wasn't on mute and I cranked it up just in case it was a very faint sound, but still nothing.

I also ran it for 1,1 1,2 1,4 etc. but that just confirmed that there is no device for those

And finally I ran 0,0 to see if I got anything out of my motherboard, and I did hear what appeared to be very faint white noise.

Am I running the correct commands? Maybe there is something else I need to try?

Installation issues / Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« on: February 21, 2016, 07:08:39 pm »
When I go into alsamixer, and I go to card 1, nothing is muted, but all of the volume levels are set to 00, and I can't change them. On card 0, I can change all of the volume levels, and toggle mute on and off. On card 1, the only thing I can do is toggle mute.

I'm not sure what the speaker-test command is telling me. It just keeps repeating this over and over:

Time per period = 2.987842
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