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unity-scope-mythtv is a scope for Unity that allows searching and playback of MythTV content from the Unity interface. It is developed by the [http://www.mythbuntu.org Mythbuntu] team. Support of this frontend is available via the IRC chatroom on freenode ( #ubuntu-mythtv ) or the [https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-mythtv Mythbuntu mailing list]
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'''unity-scope-mythtv''' is a scope for Unity that allows searching and playback of MythTV content from the Unity interface. It is developed by the [http://www.mythbuntu.org Mythbuntu] team. Support of this frontend is available via the IRC chatroom on freenode ( #ubuntu-mythtv ) or the [https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-mythtv Mythbuntu mailing list]
  
 
==Requires==
 
==Requires==
 
A MythTV backend that has the services API (0.25+)
 
A MythTV backend that has the services API (0.25+)
A desktop with Unity installed such as Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Not all features are available depending on the version of Unity running.
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Ubuntu 12.04 or newer running Unity (12.10 or newer required for "Unity Previews")
  
As this is still very alpha, the latest code can be found at
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The latest code (as well as revision history) can be found at
 
https://code.launchpad.net/~mythbuntu/mythbuntu/unity-scope-mythtv
 
https://code.launchpad.net/~mythbuntu/mythbuntu/unity-scope-mythtv
  
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*Unity filtering available (can filter to just MythTV TV Show or Video content)
 
*Unity filtering available (can filter to just MythTV TV Show or Video content)
 
*Shows play back in mythavtest (if that isn't installed, uses default video player)
 
*Shows play back in mythavtest (if that isn't installed, uses default video player)
*If using mythavtest, commercial skipping is available (currently hardcoded to use VLC)
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*If using mythavtest, commercial skipping is available
 
*Uses coverart as icon
 
*Uses coverart as icon
 
*Can playback recordings or content from MythVideo
 
*Can playback recordings or content from MythVideo
 
*Searches Title, SubTitle, and Description fields
 
*Searches Title, SubTitle, and Description fields
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*Can open web browser to youtube trailer if trailer link is present on themoviedb.org
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*Can playback recordings or videos on remote MythTV frontends
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** Attempting playback of a recording when the frontend isn't in the watch recordings screen only switches to the watch recordings screen (See {{ticket|11453}})
  
 
==Installation==
 
==Installation==
Since this is alpha, installation is a bit more manual and requires the terminal to stay open when running.
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#Add the Mythbuntu Updates PPA "sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mythbuntu/testing"
#Grab the bzr branch
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#"sudo apt-get update"
#Run install.sh
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#"sudo apt-get install unity-scope-mythtv
#Install VLC
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#Logout and back in and you should be able to search via the videos lens
#Reboot your machine
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#Run /usr/lib/unity-scope-mythtv/unity-scope-mythtv from a terminal.
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==Troubleshooting==
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===Config file===
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The configuration file that gets created is located at ~/.mythtv-scope-location.conf and looks like this
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<code>
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[Backend]
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location = http://BACKENDIP:6544
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mythprotocolport = 6543
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</code>

Latest revision as of 19:44, 6 February 2016


unity-scope-mythtv is a scope for Unity that allows searching and playback of MythTV content from the Unity interface. It is developed by the Mythbuntu team. Support of this frontend is available via the IRC chatroom on freenode ( #ubuntu-mythtv ) or the Mythbuntu mailing list

Requires

A MythTV backend that has the services API (0.25+) Ubuntu 12.04 or newer running Unity (12.10 or newer required for "Unity Previews")

The latest code (as well as revision history) can be found at https://code.launchpad.net/~mythbuntu/mythbuntu/unity-scope-mythtv

Features

  • Unity filtering available (can filter to just MythTV TV Show or Video content)
  • Shows play back in mythavtest (if that isn't installed, uses default video player)
  • If using mythavtest, commercial skipping is available
  • Uses coverart as icon
  • Can playback recordings or content from MythVideo
  • Searches Title, SubTitle, and Description fields
  • Can open web browser to youtube trailer if trailer link is present on themoviedb.org
  • Can playback recordings or videos on remote MythTV frontends
    • Attempting playback of a recording when the frontend isn't in the watch recordings screen only switches to the watch recordings screen (See #11453)

Installation

  1. Add the Mythbuntu Updates PPA "sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mythbuntu/testing"
  2. "sudo apt-get update"
  3. "sudo apt-get install unity-scope-mythtv
  4. Logout and back in and you should be able to search via the videos lens

Troubleshooting

Config file

The configuration file that gets created is located at ~/.mythtv-scope-location.conf and looks like this

[Backend]

location = http://BACKENDIP:6544

mythprotocolport = 6543