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This page is up-to-date to MythTV version 0.23, the current release is {{CurrentRelease}}
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{{UpToDate 0.27}}
  
{{Note box|Most of the video menus have been included in this guide, but many of the others have not.}}
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==Introduction==
  
The [[Mythfrontend|frontend]] process is responsible for anything that requires interaction such as Watching Recorded Programs or Watching TV. It provides the GUI you use on your TV or monitor as well as the LIRC, keyboard, or other input handling for Frontend Navigation.
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Once the software has been installed and the backend is running, you can continue the setup by configuring the frontend. The backend setup need not be complete, all that is necessary is that the backend is running and the database is accessible.
  
The frontend can be configured by going to the 'Utilities and Setup' menu of the frontend. The following sections describe the available configuration options.
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The following sections describe the detailed configuration through the frontend setup screens.
  
==Music Tools==
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==Starting the Frontend==
  
==Edit Keys==
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If your frontend has previously been used with another MythTV backend, please remove or rename the ~/.mythtv directory.
  
==Setup==
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Start by launching the frontend, either using the launch icon in the desktop menu or by running mythfrontend. This can be run on the same system as the backend or on another machine that has a network connection to the backend (remote frontend). As long as the backend is running the frontend will find it.
  
===General===
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If you see a screen which asks for your Country and Language, then the frontend has failed to find the backend. This could be because your backend is not running, or the backend is on a separate network from the frontend. Also there could be a firewall preventing communication.
  
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If these are correct, you can select your country and language, then proceed to the next screen where you set up database details, after which the frontend will be able to connect to the database and find the backend.
====Database Configuration 1/2====
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If you see a message that the master backend is not running (but you know it is running), then it is likely that the backend setup has the wrong master backend ip address specified in the General section of setup. If you are using remote frontends, the ip address and master ip address must not be specified as 127.0.0.1, but as the actual external ip address.
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==Setup Wizard==
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'''Perform basic configuration tasks'''<br>
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(Setup->Setup Wizard)
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This is optional and does not affect the setup of your system. You can skip this when setting up your system.
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The "Setup Wizard" can submit your hardware profile to MythTV, so that they can get statistics on what types of hardware are being used.
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==General==
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'''Core MythTV behavior and system settings'''<br>
 
(Setup->General)
 
(Setup->General)
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
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| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Database Configuration 1/2''' </font>
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Most settings are contained within a database. The first 2 tables (below) configure where that database is located and how to access it.
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Hence these settings are stored in a separate configuration file (config.xml) - refer to [[Config.xml]] for further details.
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This selection also appears if MythWelcome or MythFrontend are unable to communicate with the database.
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===Database Configuration 1/2===
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(Setup->General)
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This page will automatically be set up the first time you start the frontend. See the description above [[#Starting the Frontend]]. In the event that this does not work you may have to manually enter the information here.
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The information entered here is stored in [[Config.xml]].
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
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|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
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|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Hostname
 
|Hostname
| align="center" |127.0.0.1
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| align="center" |localhost
 
|The hostname or IP address of the machine hosting the database. This information is required.
 
|The hostname or IP address of the machine hosting the database. This information is required.
|If you are running a single combined backend and frontend, then leave this at its default value of 127.0.0.1. This is often referred to as the local loopback IP address. If you have multiple frontends connecting to this backend then you will need to set this address to the same address as the real IP address eg 192.168.2.11 as it appears on your network. If you have a DNS Server running on your network you can just put the hostname eg "MythBackend". Your DNS Server will translate this to its real IP address.
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|In most cases the system will populate this automatically the first time the backend starts. If you are running a single combined backend and frontend, then leave this at its default value of localhost. If you have multiple frontends connecting to this backend enter the ip address or host name of the database server. If you enter a host name it must be resolved using DNS or the hosts file.
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|-
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|Ping test server?
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| align="center" |Checked
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|Test basic host connectivity using the ping command. Turn off if your host or network don&apos;t support ping (ICMP ECHO) packets
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|Leave this checked in all except unusual circumstances.
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|-
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|Port
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| align="center" |3306
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|The port number the database is running on. Leave blank if using the default port (3306).
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|Leave the default in all except unusual circumstances.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Database
 
|Database
 
| align="center" |mythconverg
 
| align="center" |mythconverg
 
|The name of the database. This information is required.
 
|The name of the database. This information is required.
|This is the name of the database the MythTV backend uses to store information. Normally you should not need to change this. However, you may choose to have different databases for different reasons, for example, a test database so you can check out configurations, and then put this back to mythconverg later, or a different database depending on user so each user can set an independent look and feel.
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|In most cases the system will populate this automatically the first time the backend starts. This is the name of the database the MythTV backend uses to store information. Normally you should not need to change this. However, you may choose to have different databases for different reasons, for example, a test database so you can check out configurations, and then put this back to mythconverg later, or a different database depending on user so each user can set an independent look and feel.
 
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|User
 
|User
 
| align="center" |mythtv
 
| align="center" |mythtv
 
|The user name to use while connecting to the database. This information is required.
 
|The user name to use while connecting to the database. This information is required.
|You should not have to change this from its default.
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|In most cases the system will populate this automatically the first time the backend starts. You should not have to change this from its default.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Password
 
|Password
 
| align="center" |mythtv
 
| align="center" |mythtv
 
|The password to use while connecting to the database. This information is required.
 
|The password to use while connecting to the database. This information is required.
|Change this to suit your system.
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|In most cases the system will populate this automatically the first time the backend starts. Change this to suit your system.
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|Database type
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| align="center" |MySql
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|The database implementation used for your server.
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|MySql is an Opensource database used by MythTV to hold all of its internal information.
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|}
 
|}
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===Database Configuration 2/2===
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(Setup->General)
  
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The information entered here is stored in [[Config.xml]].
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
====Database Configuration 2/2====
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<font color="#000000">
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(Setup->General)
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{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
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| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Database Configuration 2/2''' </font>
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|-
 
|-
! |Setting
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|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
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|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
|Custom Identifier for Frontend Preference
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|Use custom identifier for frontend preference
| align="center" |Unchecked
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| align="center" |Not Checked
 
|If this frontend's hostname changes often, check this box and provide a network-unique name to identify it. If unchecked, the frontend machine's local hostname will be used to save preferences in the database.
 
|If this frontend's hostname changes often, check this box and provide a network-unique name to identify it. If unchecked, the frontend machine's local hostname will be used to save preferences in the database.
|This is the meat of the subject
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|The frontend preferences are stored in the database under this name. If you want those preferences to move to another machine or you change your machine hostname, Check this and enter the old hostname below.
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|-
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|Custom identifier
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| align="center" |my-unique-identifier-goes-here
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|An identifier to use while saving the settings for this frontend.
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|If you selected the above check box, enter a unique name or your old host name here.
 
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|-
 
|Enable Database Server Wakeup
 
|Enable Database Server Wakeup
| align="center"|Unchecked
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| align="center"|Not Checked
 
|If checked, the frontend will use database wakeup parameters to reconnect to the database server (Mythbackend)
 
|If checked, the frontend will use database wakeup parameters to reconnect to the database server (Mythbackend)
|Database Server Wakeup is an ACPI option that allows your machine to power up based on activity on the network. You need to make sure that your machine supports ACPI correctly for this to work. You can use this to remotely activate your machine (for instance when you are at work).<br>
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|If checked, the front end will use ACPI to wake the database server if the database server is not running at that time. This way you can save power by not having your database server running all the time. You need to enable ACPI wakeup on the database server for this to work.
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|-
(The following additional options are only displayed if this option is checked.)
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| colspan="4" align="left" | The following additional options are only displayed if the previous option is checked.
 
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|-
 
|-
 
|Reconnect time
 
|Reconnect time
 
| align="center"|0
 
| align="center"|0
 
|The time in seconds to wait for the server to wake up.
 
|The time in seconds to wait for the server to wake up.
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|Enter a reasonable value for number of seconds to wait between wake up attempts.
 
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|-
 
|-
 
|Retry attempts
 
|Retry attempts
| align="center"|1
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| align="center"|5
 
|The number of retries to wake the server before the frontend gives up.
 
|The number of retries to wake the server before the frontend gives up.
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|Number of wake up attempts.
 
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|-
 
|-
 
|Wake command
 
|Wake command
| align="center"|(blank)
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| align="center"|echo 'WOLsqlServerCommand not set'
|The command executed on this frontend to wake up the database server (eg. sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart)
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|The command executed on this frontend to wake up the database server (eg. sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart).
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|You can use this command:
 
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<code>wakeonlan xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx</code><br>
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where xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx is the MAC address of the database server.
 
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|}
 
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===Settings Access===
<font color="#FFFFFF">
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====Settings Access====
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<font color="#000000">
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(Setup->General)
 
(Setup->General)
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Settings Access''' </font>
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|-
 
|-
! |Setting
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|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
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|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
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|Require Setup PIN
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| align="center" |Unchecked
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|If set, you will not be able to return to this screen and reset the Setup PIN without first entering the current PIN.
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|MythTV setup can be locked so that you don't have tampering fingers change things while you are out. This tells the system that a PIN will be required to access the configuration screen.
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|-
 
|-
 
|Setup Pin Code
 
|Setup Pin Code
 
| align="center"|blank
 
| align="center"|blank
|This PIN is used to control access to the setup menus. If you want to use this feature, then setting the value to all numbers will make your life much easier. Set it to blank to disable.
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|This PIN is used to control access to the setup menus. If you want to use this feature, then setting the value to all numbers will make your life much easier. Set it to blank to disable. If enabled, you will not be able to return to this screen and reset the Setup PIN without first entering the current PIN.
 
|Tell the system what the security PIN is here. Don't forget to write it down somewhere so you don't forget. Or back up your database before you set the PIN so you can restore in case you forget.
 
|Tell the system what the security PIN is here. Don't forget to write it down somewhere so you don't forget. Or back up your database before you set the PIN so you can restore in case you forget.
 
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===General===
<font color="#FFFFFF">
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====Audio System====
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<font color="#000000">
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(Setup->General)
 
(Setup->General)
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Audio System''' </font>
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|-
 
|-
! |Setting
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|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
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|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
|Audio output device
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|Use line edit virtual keyboards
| align="center" |ALSA:default
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| align="center"|Checked
|Blank
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|If enabled, you can use a virtual keyboard in MythTV&apos;s line edit boxes. To use, hit SELECT (Enter or Space) while a line edit is in focus.
|This is the sound card that you want to use.
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|Leave this checked to allow typing of names with a remote control device.
To specify an <b>ALSA</b> device, use the format <tt>ALSA:<i>device</i></tt> (where <tt><i>device</i></tt> is a valid ALSA device such as spdif; iec958; default; hw::0,0; plughw:0,0; etc.).  For example, <tt>ALSA:spdif</tt>.
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<br>You can find out which ALSA devices you have available, with the command
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::<code>aplay -L</code>
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To enable <b>JACK</b> output, use the format <tt>JACK:</tt>
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|-
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|Speakers configuraion
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| align="center" |Stereo
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|Set your audio configuration: Stereo or Surround.
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|
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|-
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|-
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|Advanced Audio Configuration<br>(checkbox)
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| align="center" |unchecked
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|Enable extra audio settings.
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|The following additional options are only displayed if this option is checked.
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|-
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|Override SRC quality<br>(checkbox)
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| align="center"|unchecked
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|Override audio sample rate conversion quality.
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|
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|-
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|Aggressive Sound card Buffering<br>(checkbox)
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| align="center"|unchecked
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|If enabled, MythTV will pretend to have a smaller sound card buffer than is really present. Should be unchecked in most cases. Enable only if you have playback issues.
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|
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|-
 
|-
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|Screen shot path
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| align="center"|/tmp/
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|Path to screenshot storage location. Should be writable by the frontend
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|Change this if you want to take screen shots from TV shows and store in a different location.
 
|}
 
|}
 
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===Media Monitor===
<font color="#FFFFFF">
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====Audio Mixer====
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<font color="#000000">
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(Setup->General)
 
(Setup->General)
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Audio Mixer''' </font>
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|-
 
|-
! |Setting
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|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
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|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
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|-
 
|-
|Use Internal Volume Controls
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|Ignore devices
| align="center" |On
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| align="center"|Blank
|MythTV can control the PCM and master mixer volume.  If you prefer to control the volume externally (like your amplifier) or use an external mixer program, disable this option.
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|If there are any devices that you do not want to be monitored, list them here with commas in-between. The plugins will ignore them. Requires restart.
|Disabling this option may lighten the CPU load if the sound device has no hardware mixer. You may also want to disable this if you are using AC3 output as volume control will be done by your surround amplifier or receiver.
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|If you have multiple DVD drives you could cause some to be ignored this way.
 
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|Mixer Device
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| align="center" |/dev/mixer
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|Setting the mixer device to "software" lets MythTV control the volume of all audio at the expense of a slight quality loss.
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|Your system will have a Mixer device that combines multiple channels of audio input and controls the volume independently on each of these. There will also be a master volume that controls the output of all the inputs at the same time.
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If you choose an <b>ALSA</b> device for output, you <b>must</b> also specify an alsa mixer name, for example <tt>ALSA:default</tt>.
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|-
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|Mixer Controls
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| align="center" |PCM
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|Changing the volume adjusts the selected mixer.
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|Options are: PCM, Master, or any other named mixer control.
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|-
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|Master mixer volume 0-100 (selects volume level)
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| align="center" |70
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|Initial volume for the Master Mixer.  This affects all sound created by the sound card.  Note: Do not set this too low.
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|This will control the overall sound level output from your sound card.
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|-
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|PCM mixer volume 0-100 (selects volume level)
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| align="center" |70
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|Initial volume for PCM output.  Using the volume keys in MythTV will adjust this parameter.
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|The Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) input is where MythTV will send the audio from your TV Card. This sets the initial volume level for this.
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|-
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|Independent muting of left and right audio channels
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| align="center" |Off
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|Enable muting of just the left or right channel.  Useful if your broadcaster puts the original language on one channel, and a dubbed version of the program on the other one.  This modifies the behavior of the Mute key.
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|Broadcasters in Europe often will use the left and right channels to send simultaneous language audio on the same transmission. You will often see this on Eurosport for instance, where German and English are sent at the same time. Muting one or the other channel will select the language you want to hear.
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===Remote Control===
<font color="#FFFFFF">
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====General (page 6)====
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<font color="#000000">
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(Setup->General)
 
(Setup->General)
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''General (page 6)''' </font>
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|-
 
|-
! |Setting
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|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
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|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
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|-
 
|-
|Use Arrow Key Accelerators
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|LIRC daemon socket
| align="center"|On
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| align="center"|/var/run/lirc/lircd
|If enabled, Arrow key accelerators will be used with LEFT performing an exit action and RIGHT selecting the current item.
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|UNIX socket or IP <nowiki>address[:port]</nowiki> to connect in order to communicate with the LIRC Daemon.
|An intuitive way of navigating through the MythTV menus. Right is considered enter while left is considered exit or back. Much like navigating through a menu tree.
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|See [[LIRC]] for more information.
 
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|-
 
|-
|Screen Shot Path
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|Enable Network Remote Control interface
| align="center"|/tmp/
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| align="center"|Not Checked
|Path to screenshot storage location. Should be writable by the frontend.
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|This enables support for controlling MythFrontend over the network.
|
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|Using this you can use, for example, an android phone as a remote control while watching TV.
 
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|}
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<font color="#FFFFFF">
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====Media Monitor====
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<font color="#000000">
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(Setup->General)
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{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
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| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Media Monitor''' </font>
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|-
 
|-
! |Setting
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|Network Remote Control Port
! |Default Value
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| align="center"|6546
! |Settings Page's Description
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|This specifies what port the Network Remote Control interface will listen on for new connections.
! |Additional Comments
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|-
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|Monitor CD/DVD<br>(checkbox)
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| align="center" |Unchecked
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|This enables support for monitoring your CD/DVD drives for new disks and launching the proper plugin to handle them.
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|You can set the system up to auto launch DVD or CD playback on insertion. Many new distributions as of 2006 will have this feature.<br>
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(The following options are only displayed when this option is checked.)
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|-
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|Use new media<br>(checkbox)
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| align="center"|Unchecked
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|This will cause MythTV to jump, to an appropriate plugin, when new media is inserted.
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|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Ignore Devices
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|UDP notify port
| align="center"|(blank)
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| align="center"|6948
|If there are any devices that you do not want to be monitored, list them here with commas in-between. The plugins will ignore them.
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|MythTV will listen for connections from the &quot;mythutil&quot; program on this port.
 
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|
 
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===Airplay Settings===
<font color="#FFFFFF">
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====Program Exit====
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<font color="#000000">
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(Setup->General)
 
(Setup->General)
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Program Exit''' </font>
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|-
 
|-
! |Setting
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|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
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|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
|System Exit Key
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|Enable AirPlay
| align="center"|ESC (Escape)
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| align="center"|Checked
|MythTV is designed to run continuously.  If you wish, you may use the ESC key or the ESC key + a modifier to exit MythTV.  Do not choose a key combination that will be intercepted by your window manager.
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|AirPlay lets you wirelessly view content on your TV from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or iTunes on your computer.
|Possible values are:
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|See [[AirTunes/AirPlay]] for details.
*ESC
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*No exit key
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*Control-ESC
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*Meta-ESC
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*Alt-ESC
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|-
|Confirm Exit (Checkbox)
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|AirPlay full screen playback
| align="center"|On
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| align="center"|Not Checked
|When enabled, MythTV will prompt for confirmation when you press the System Exit key.
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|During music playback, displays album cover and various media information in full screen mode
|If enabled, MythTV will ask you whether you really want to exit the frontend if you press the system exit key at the main menu.
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|See [[AirTunes/AirPlay]] for details.
 
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|-
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|Only support AirTunes (no video)
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| align="center"|Not Checked
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|Only stream audio from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or iTunes on your computer
 +
|See [[AirTunes/AirPlay]] for details.
 
|-
 
|-
|Customise exit menu options
+
|Require password
| align="center"|Autodetect
+
| align="center"|Not Checked 0000
|By default, only remote frontends are shown the shutdown option on the exit menu. Here you can force specific shutdown and reboot options to be displayed.
+
|Require a password to use AirPlay. Your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or iTunes on your computer will prompt you when required
|Choices are:
+
|See [[AirTunes/AirPlay]] for details.
*Autodetect
+
*Show Quit
+
*Show quit and shutdown
+
*Show quit, reboot and shutdown
+
*Show shutdown
+
*Show reboot
+
*Show reboot and shutdown
+
 
|}
 
|}
 
+
===Shutdown/Reboot Settings===
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
 
+
====Remote Control====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
 
(Setup->General)
 
(Setup->General)
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Remote Control''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|LIRC Daemon Socket
+
|Idle time before entering standby mode (minutes)
| align="center"|/dev/lircd
+
| align="center"|90
|UNIX socket or IP address[:port] to connect in order to communicate with the LIRC Daemon.
+
|Number of minutes to wait when the frontend is idle before entering standby mode. Standby mode allows the backend to power down if configured to do so. Any remote or mouse input will cause the countdown to start again and/or exit idle mode. Video playback suspends the countdown. A value of zero prevents the frontend automatically entering standby.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|LIRC Keypress Application
+
|Customize exit menu options
| align="center"|blank
+
| align="center"|Default
|External application or script to run when a keypress is received by LIRC.
+
|By default, only remote frontends are shown the shutdown option on the exit menu. Here you can force specific shutdown and reboot options to be displayed.
|
+
|Options are: Default, Show quit, Show quit and shutdown, Show quit, reboot and shutdown, Show shutdown, Show reboot, Show reboot and shutdown
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Enable Network Remote Control interface
+
|Halt command
| align="center"|Off
+
| align="center"|Blank
|This enables support for controlling mythfrontend over the network.
+
|Optional. Script to run if you select the shutdown option from the exit menu, if the option is displayed. You must configure an exit key to display the exit menu.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Network Remote Control Port
+
|Reboot command
| align="center"|6546
+
| align="center"|Blank
|This specifies what port the Network Remote Control interface will listen on for new connections.
+
|Optional. Script to run if you select the reboot option from the exit menu, if the option is displayed. You must configure an exit key to display the exit menu.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|}
 
|}
 +
==Appearance==
 +
'''Pick the menu layout, font, size, and locale'''<br>
 +
(Setup->Appearance)
  
 
+
===Theme / Screen Settings===
===Appearance===
+
 
+
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
====Theme====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
 
(Setup->Appearance)
 
(Setup->Appearance)
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
 
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Theme''' </font>
 
|-
 
! |Setting
 
! |Default Value
 
! |Settings Page's Description
 
! |Additional Comments
 
|-
 
|UI Theme
 
| align="center" |Terra
 
|(none)
 
|You can find more about themes on this page: [http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Themes Category:Themes]
 
  
 +
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 
|-
 
|-
|Theme cache size:
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
| align="center"|1
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
|Maximum number of prescaled themes to cache.
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
|
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Paint Engine
+
|Paint engine
| align="center"|Qt
+
| align="center" |Qt
|This selects what Myth uses to draw. If you have decent hardware, select OpenGL.
+
|This selects what MythTV uses to draw. Choosing &apos;Auto&apos; is recommended, unless running on systems with broken OpenGL implementations (broken hardware or drivers or windowing systems) where only Qt works.
|The frontend interface can be drawn using OpenGL if you have a powerful enough video card. This allows for additional visual effects. Do not change this if you have integrated video or are using PVR-350 S-video out.  
+
|Options are Qt, Auto, OpenGL. Be very careful before changing this. If you change it to Auto or OpenGL and the system hangs the only way to repair the situation is by running this database query:<br>
 
+
<code>delete from mythconverg.settings where hostname = 'xxxxxxxx' and value = 'ThemePainter';</code><br>
 +
where 'xxxxxxxx' is your host name.<br>
 +
Instead of running the database query you can edit the ~/.mythtv/config/xml file and change the setting <LocalHostName>my-unique-identifier-goes-here</LocalHostName>, putting in a new unique name in place of my-unique-identifier-goes-here, and then starting frontend setup from the beginning again.
 
|-
 
|-
|Menu theme
+
|Menu Theme
 
| align="center" |Default
 
| align="center" |Default
|(none)
+
|
|This gives you two choices on how the menus are laid out in the MythTV user interface.  The content of the two choices is the same, but the terminology (ex. "Optical Disks" vs. "DVD") and organization of the menus is different. 
+
|Options are ''Classic'', ''Default'', ''DVR'', ''Media Center Menu Theme''. You can choose between different menu layouts. You can also create your own customized menu theme. See [[Menu theme development guide]].
 
+
This document is based on the "Default" setting.
+
|}
+
 
+
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
 
+
====Screen settings====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->Appearance)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Screen Settings''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
|-
 
|-
|GUI width (px)
+
|GUI width (pixels)
 
| align="center" |0
 
| align="center" |0
|The width of the GUI. DO not make the GUI wider than your actual screen resolution. Set to 0 to automatically scale to fullscreen.
+
|The width of the GUI. Do not make the GUI wider than your actual screen resolution. Set to 0 to automatically scale to fullscreen.
|Width in pixels of window that myth uses.
+
| rowspan="4" | If you are watching on a TV screen you may see the edges of the GUI display are missing. If it is a modern digital TV there may be a setting in the TV itself to fix this (i.e. eliminate overscan). If the TV setting cannot fix it or if you are using an analog TV you can adjust the size of the GUI here so that you can see all of it. The best way is by trial and error. Start by putting your screen resolution in the width and height. Arrow down to "Next", and press enter until it shows "Finish" and once more. You will see the result of your adjustment. Go into Setup->Appearance again and make further adjustments.
 
+
A normal TV (without MythTV) has a 5%-10% overscan.  In other words, 5%-10% of the image is past the visible edges of the screen. If you adjust your MythTV box's output to overscan your display device, and uncheck "Use GUI size for TV playback" (below), you can use this and the following 3 GUI size and position settings to shrink the GUI so that the GUI is not overscanned (and you can see all of it).
+
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|GUI height (px)
+
|GUI height (pixels)
 
| align="center" |0
 
| align="center" |0
|The height of the GUI. DO not make the GUI taller than your actual screen resolution. Set to 0 to automatically scale to fullscreen.
+
|The height of the GUI. Do not make the GUI taller than your actual screen resolution. Set to 0 to automatically scale to fullscreen.
|<i>see Gui width(px)</i>
+
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|GUI X offset
 
|GUI X offset
| align="center"|0
+
| align="center" |0
|The horizontal offset the GUI will be displayed at. May only work if run in a window.
+
|The horizontal offset where the GUI will be displayed. May only work if run in a window.
|<i>see Gui width(px)</i>
+
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|GUI Y offset
 
|GUI Y offset
 
| align="center" |0
 
| align="center" |0
|The vertical offset the GUI will be displayed at.
+
|The vertical offset where the GUI will be displayed.
||<i>see Gui width(px)</i>
+
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Use GUI size for TV playback<br>(checkbox)
+
|Use GUI size for TV playback
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
|If enabled, use the above size for TV, otherwise use full screen.
 
|If enabled, use the above size for TV, otherwise use full screen.
|<i>see Gui width(px)</i>
+
|If you have set GUI sizes or offsets above, this will shrink the playback picture as well as the GUI.
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Hide Mouse Cursor in MythTV<br>(checkbox)
+
|Hide Mouse Cursor in MythTV
| align="center" |Checked
+
| align="center" |Not Checked
|Toggles mouse cursor visibility. Most of the Myth GUI does not respond to mouse clicks. Use this option to avoid "losing" your mouse cursor.
+
|Toggles mouse cursor visibility for touchscreens. By default MythTV will auto-hide the cursor if the mouse doesn&apos;t move for a period, this setting disables the cursor entirely.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Use window border<br>(checkbox)
+
|Use window border
| align="center" |Unchecked
+
| align="center" |Not Checked
|Toggles between windowed and border-less operation.
+
|Toggles between windowed and borderless operation.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Use fixed window size<br>(checkbox)
+
|Use fixed window size
 
| align="center"|Checked
 
| align="center"|Checked
|When disabled the video playback window can be resized.
+
|If disabled, the video playback window can be resized
 
|
 
|
 
+
|-
 +
|Always On Top
 +
| align="center"|Not Checked
 +
|If enabled, MythTV will always be on top
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|AirPlay full screen playback
 +
| align="center"|Not Checked
 +
|During music playback, displays album cover and various media information in full screen mode
 +
|This is the same setting that can be set using [[#Airplay Settings]] above.
 
|}
 
|}
 +
===Video Mode Settings===
 +
(Setup->Appearance)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
====Video Mode Settings====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->Appearance)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Video Mode Settings''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Separate video modes for GUI and TV playback<br>(checkbox)
+
|Separate video modes for GUI and TV playback
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
 
|Switch X Window video modes for TV. Requires "xrandr" support.
 
|Switch X Window video modes for TV. Requires "xrandr" support.
 
|The following additional options are only displayed if this box is checked.
 
|The following additional options are only displayed if this box is checked.
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|GUI
 
|GUI
Line 496: Line 351:
 
|Resolution of screen when not watching a video.
 
|Resolution of screen when not watching a video.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Video Output
 
|Video Output
Line 502: Line 356:
 
|Default screen resolution when watching a video.
 
|Default screen resolution when watching a video.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Rate
 
|Rate
Line 508: Line 361:
 
|Default refresh rate when watching a video. Leave at "Any" to automatically use the best available.
 
|Default refresh rate when watching a video. Leave at "Any" to automatically use the best available.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Aspect
 
|Aspect
 
| align="center"|Default
 
| align="center"|Default
|Aspect ratio when watching a video. Leave at "Default" to use ratio reported by the monitor. Set to 16:9 or 4:3 to forca a specific aspect ratio.
+
|Aspect ratio when watching a video. Leave at "Default" to use ratio reported by the monitor. Set to 16:9 or 4:3 to force a specific aspect ratio.
 
|
 
|
 
+
|-
 +
| colspan="4" align="left" | '''Overrides for Specific Video Sizes'''<br>
 +
Following are repeated three times for up to 3 overrides.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|In X
 
|In X
Line 520: Line 374:
 
|Horizontal resolution of video which needs a special output resolution.
 
|Horizontal resolution of video which needs a special output resolution.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|In Y
 
|In Y
Line 526: Line 379:
 
|Vertical resolution of video which needs a special output resolution.
 
|Vertical resolution of video which needs a special output resolution.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Output
 
|Output
Line 532: Line 384:
 
|Screen resolution when watching a video at a specific resolution.
 
|Screen resolution when watching a video at a specific resolution.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Rate
 
|Rate
Line 538: Line 389:
 
|Refresh rate when watching a video at a specific resolution. Leave at "Any" to automatically use the best available.
 
|Refresh rate when watching a video at a specific resolution. Leave at "Any" to automatically use the best available.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Aspect
 
|Aspect
 
| align="center"|Default
 
| align="center"|Default
 
|Aspect ratio when watching a video at a specific resolution. Leave at "Default" to use ratio reported by the monitor. Set to 16:9 or 4:3 to forca a specific aspect ratio.
 
|Aspect ratio when watching a video at a specific resolution. Leave at "Default" to use ratio reported by the monitor. Set to 16:9 or 4:3 to forca a specific aspect ratio.
|
 
 
 
|}
 
|}
<font color="#000000">
+
===Localization===
 +
(Setup->Appearance)
  
 
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
====Localization====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->Appearance)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Localization''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Language
 
|Language
| align="center" |English
+
| align="center"|English (United States)
|Your preferred language.
+
|Your preferred language for the user interface.
|Choices include:
+
|A list of languages available for the user interface:
*English
+
* Български
*Italiano
+
* català; valencià
*Catala
+
* čeština
*Espanol
+
* Dansk
*Nederlands
+
* Deutsch
*Francais
+
* Ελληνικά, Σύγχρονα
*Deutsch
+
* English (Canada)
*Dansk
+
* English (United Kingdom)
*Svenska
+
* English (United States)
*Portugues
+
* Español; Castellano (España)
*Nihongo
+
* Español; Castellano
*Slovenski
+
* Eesti
*Suomi
+
* suomi
*Hanzi (Traditional)
+
* Français
 +
* עברית
 +
* Hrvatski
 +
* magyar
 +
* Íslenska
 +
* Italiano
 +
* 日本語
 +
* Norsk, bokmål
 +
* Nederlands
 +
* polski
 +
* Português (Brasil)
 +
* Português
 +
* русский
 +
* slovenščina
 +
* Svenska
 +
* Türkçe
 +
* 漢語 (中國)
 +
* 漢語 (Hong Kong, 香港)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Guide Language #1
 
|Guide Language #1
 
| align="center"|English
 
| align="center"|English
 
|Your #1 preferred language for Program Guide Data and captions.
 
|Your #1 preferred language for Program Guide Data and captions.
|
+
|This is a larger list than above. The applicability depends on how the guide and captions are provided.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Guide Language #2
 
|Guide Language #2
 
| align="center"|English
 
| align="center"|English
 
|Your #2 preferred language for Program Guide Data and captions.
 
|Your #2 preferred language for Program Guide Data and captions.
|
+
|This is a larger list than above. The applicability depends on how the guide and captions are provided.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Date format
 
|Date format
| align="center" |Sat Jan 31
+
| align="center" |Tue Aug 18 2015
|Your preferred date format.
+
|Your preferred date format. Samples are shown using today&apos;s date.
|Choices are:
+
|There is a large range of choices, all displayed by formatting today's date in various ways
*Sat Jan 31
+
*Sat January 31
+
*Jan 31
+
*01/31
+
*01.31
+
*Sat 31 Jan
+
*31.01.2004
+
*2004-01-31
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Short Date format
 
|Short Date format
| align="center" |1/31
+
| align="center" |8/18
|Your preferred short date format.
+
|Your preferred short date format. Samples are shown using today&apos;s date.
|Choices are:
+
|There is a large range of choices, all displayed by formatting today's date in various ways
*1/31
+
*31/1
+
*01/31
+
*31/01
+
*01.31
+
*31.1.
+
*31.01.
+
*01-31
+
*Sat 31
+
*31 Sat
+
*Sat 1/31
+
*1/31 Sat
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Time format
 
|Time format
 
| align="center" |6:56 AM
 
| align="center" |6:56 AM
|Your preferred time format. You must choose a format with "AM" or "PM" in it, otherwise your time display will be 24-hour or "military" time.
+
|Your preferred time format. You must choose a format with "AM" or "PM" in it, otherwise your time display will be 24-hour or "military" time.
|Choices are:
+
|There is a large range of choices, all displayed by formatting current time in various ways
*6:56 AM
+
*6:56 am
+
*06:56 AM
+
*06:56 am
+
*6:56
+
*06:56
+
 
|}
 
|}
 
+
===LCD device display===
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
 
+
====QT====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
 
(Setup->Appearance)
 
(Setup->Appearance)
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
 
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''QT''' </font>
 
|-
 
! |Setting
 
! |Default Value
 
! |Settings Page's Description
 
! |Additional Comments
 
|-
 
|"Small" font
 
| align="center" |12
 
|Default size is 12.
 
|
 
|-
 
|"Medium" font
 
| align="center" |16
 
|Default size is 16
 
|
 
|-
 
|"Big" font
 
| align="center" |25
 
|Default size is 25.
 
|
 
  
 +
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 
|-
 
|-
|Fine tune font size (%)
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
| align="center"|0
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
|Fine tune all font sizes by this percentage. Font sizes should be the correct relative size if the X11 DPI (dots per inch) is set to 100.
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
|
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
|-
+
|Use Transparent Boxes<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center" |Checked
+
|If enabled, the Watch Recording and Delete Recording screens will use transparency.  Disable if selecting the recordings is slow due to high CPU usage.
+
|
+
|-
+
|Popup Background Shading Method
+
| align="center" |Fill
+
|"Fill" is the quickest shading method.  <br>"Image" is somewhat slow, but has a higher visual quality. <br> No shading will be the fastest.
+
|
+
|-
+
|Use line edit virtual keyboards
+
| align="center"|Checked
+
|Allows you to use a virtual keyboard in Myth line edit boxes. To use, hit OK/Select while a line edit is in focus. (This only works if your OK/Select is set to send a Return rather than a space)
+
|This feature allows you to use your remote with an on screen keyboard to fill out text boxes. This allows you to operate MythTV without a keyboard.
+
|}
+
 
+
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
 
+
====LCD device display ====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->Appearance)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''LCD device display''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Enable LCD device<br>(checkbox)
+
|Enable LCD device
| align="center" |Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
|Use an LCD display to view MythTV status information.  Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
+
|Use an LCD display to view MythTV status information.
|The following additional configuration items appear only when this box is checked.
+
|See [[LCD]] for information on setting up LCD devices for MythTV.
 
|-
 
|-
|Display Time<br>(checkbox)
+
|Display Time
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
|Display current time on idle LCD display.
 
|Display current time on idle LCD display.
 
|Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
 
|Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
 
|-
 
|-
|Display Menus<br>(checkbox)
+
|Display Menus
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
|Display selected menu on LCD display.
 
|Display selected menu on LCD display.
 
|Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
 
|Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
 
|-
 
|-
|Display Music Artist and Title<br>(checkbox)
+
|Display Music Artist and Title
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
|Display playing artist and song title in [[MythMusic]].
 
|Display playing artist and song title in [[MythMusic]].
 
|Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
 
|Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Items
 
|Items
Line 723: Line 501:
 
*Artist - Title<br>
 
*Artist - Title<br>
 
*Artist [Album] Title
 
*Artist [Album] Title
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Display Channel Information<br>(checkbox)
+
|Display Channel Information
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
|Display tuned channel information.
 
|Display tuned channel information.
 
|Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
 
|Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Display Recording Status<br>(checkbox)
+
|Display Recording Status
| align="center"|Checked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
 
|Display current recordings information on LCD display.
 
|Display current recordings information on LCD display.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Display Volume Information<br>(checkbox)
+
|Display Volume Information
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
|Display volume level information.
 
|Display volume level information.
 
|Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
 
|Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
 
|-
 
|-
|Display Generic Information<br>(checkbox)
+
|Display Generic Information
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
|Display generic information.
 
|Display generic information.
 
|Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
 
|Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
 
|-
 
|-
|Backlight Always On<br>(checkbox)
+
|Backlight Always On
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
|Turn on backlight permanently.
 
|Turn on backlight permanently.
 
|Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
 
|Need to restart mythfrontend to (de)activate it.
 
 
|-
 
|-
|HeartBeat Always On<br>(checkbox)
+
|HeartBeat Always On
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
 
|Turn on the LCD heartbeat.
 
|Turn on the LCD heartbeat.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Display Large Clock<br>(checkbox)
+
|Display Large Clock
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
 
|On multiline displays try and display the time as large as possible.
 
|On multiline displays try and display the time as large as possible.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|LCD Key order
 
|LCD Key order
 
| align="center"|ABCDEF
 
| align="center"|ABCDEF
|Enter the 6 Keypad Return Codes for your LCD keypad in the order in which you want the functions up/down/left/right/yes/no to operate.
+
|Enter the 6 Keypad Return Codes for your LCD keypad in the order in which you want the functions up/down/left/right/yes/no to operate. (See lcdproc/server/drivers/hd44780.c/keyMapMatrix[] or the matrix for your display)
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Menu Pop-up Time
 
|Menu Pop-up Time
| align="center" |5
+
| align="center" |15
|The time (in seconds) that the menu will remain visible after navigation.
+
|How many seconds the menu will remain visible after navigation.
 
|
 
|
 +
|}
 +
==Theme Chooser==
 +
'''Choose a local theme or download new ones'''<br>
 +
(Setup->Theme Chooser)
 +
 +
The look and feel of the MythTV GUI is controlled by the theme that is currently active. This page displays a list of downloadable themes from which to choose. The default theme is ''Terra'' and taht will be active if you do not select anything here. This is an optional setting, you can ignore it and continue to use the ''Terra'' theme. Note that the theme is stored in your local home directory under the ~/.mythtv directory. For some examples of themes see [[Theme]].
 +
 +
If the downloadable themes do not show, or to refresh the list of downloadable themes, press M and select the option to refresh downloadable themes.
 +
 +
==Audio==
 +
'''Configure audio playback'''<br>
 +
(Setup->Audio)
 +
 +
===Audio System===
 +
(Setup->Audio)
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 
|-
 
|-
 +
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
 +
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 +
|-
 +
|Audio output device
 +
| align="center"|ALSA:default
 +
|(Displays a description of the device selected from the list, as well as how many channels are supported by it.)
 +
|Here you can choose between things like digital output to a surround sound system, digital output via HDMI to a TV or analog output to speakers attached you a sound card. You may find some devices listed multiple times. The best way to get the right setting is by trying different selections and using the ''Test'' button below. You can also type a value into here if you know the correct syntax.
 +
|-
 +
|Rescan
 +
| align="center"|(button)
 +
|Rescan for available audio devices. Current entry will be checked and capability entries populated.
 +
|If you have added an audio device on the fly, or plugged in an HDMI cable, etc. this can detect the changes.
 +
|-
 +
| colspan="4" align="left" | '''Digital Audio Capabilities'''<br>
 +
This only displays if a Digital output device has been selected.
 +
|-
 +
|Dolby Digital
 +
| align="center"|Not Checked
 +
|Enable if your amplifier or sound decoder supports AC-3/Dolby Digital. You must use a digital connection. Uncheck if using an analog connection.
 +
|Check the capabilities of your TV or Surround sound system.
 +
|-
 +
|DTS
 +
| align="center"|Not Checked
 +
|Enable if your amplifier or sound decoder supports DTS. You must use a digital connection. Uncheck if using an analog connection<
 +
|Check the capabilities of your TV or Surround sound system.
 +
|-
 +
|E-AC-3
 +
| align="center"|Not Checked
 +
|Enable if your amplifier or sound decoder supports E-AC-3 (DD+). You must use a HDMI connection.
 +
|Check the capabilities of your TV or Surround sound system.
 +
|-
 +
|TrueHD
 +
| align="center"|Not Checked
 +
|Enable if your amplifier or sound decoder supports Dolby TrueHD. You must use a HDMI connection.
 +
|Check the capabilities of your TV or Surround sound system.
 +
|-
 +
|DTS-HD
 +
| align="center"|Not Checked
 +
|Enable if your amplifier or sound decoder supports DTS-HD. You must use a HDMI connection.
 +
|Check the capabilities of your TV or Surround sound system.
 +
|-
 +
|Speaker configuration
 +
| align="center"|Stereo
 +
|Select the maximum number of audio channels supported by your receiver and speakers.
 +
|Options are Stereo, 5.1 or 7.1. Only shows the options that are available to the selected device.
 +
|-
 +
|Upconvert stereo to 5.1 surround
 +
| align="center"|Checked
 +
|If enabled, MythTV will upconvert stereo to 5.1 audio. You can enable or disable the upconversion during playback at any time.
 +
|Uncheck this if your surround sound system supports Dolby Pro Logic.
 +
|-
 +
|Upmix Quality
 +
| align="center"|Best
 +
|Set the audio surround-upconversion quality.
 +
|Options are Passive, Hall, Good, Best.
 +
|-
 +
|Test
 +
| align="center"|(button)
 +
|Will play a test pattern on all configured speakers
 +
|This opens the '''Audio Configuration Testing''' Page (see below).
 +
|-
 +
|Advanced Audio Settings
 +
| align="center"|(button)
 +
|Enable extra audio settings. Under most usage all options should be left alone
 +
|This opens a page with advanced settings (see below).
 +
|}
  
 +
===Audio Configuration Testing===
 +
(Setup->Audio->Test)
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 +
|-
 +
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
 +
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 +
|-
 +
|(Channel Buttons)
 +
| align="center"|(button)
 +
|
 +
|Buttons are displayed according to the number of channels selected. Buttons include Front Left, Center, Front Right, Surround Left, LFE, Surround Right, Rear Left, Rear Right. Click each button to hear a test sound.
 +
|-
 +
|Test All
 +
| align="center"|(button)
 +
|Start all channels test
 +
|Will play a sound through each channel shown, in sequence.
 +
|-
 +
|use Highest Quality Mode
 +
| align="center"|(button)
 +
|Use the highest audio quality settings supported by your audio card. This will be a good place to start troubleshooting potential errors
 +
|Recommend leaving this unchecked. The test sound will be a hiss noise, which will serve to tell you if a signal is getting to your speakers.
 
|}
 
|}
  
 +
===Advanced Audio Settings===
 +
(Setup->Audio->Advanced Audio Settings)
  
===Screen Setup Wizards===
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
(Setup->Screen Setup Wizards)
+
|-
 +
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
 +
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 +
|-
 +
|Override SRC quality
 +
| align="center"|Not Checked
 +
|Enable to override audio sample rate conversion quality.
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|Sample rate conversion
 +
| align="center"|Good
 +
|Set the quality of audio sample-rate conversion. &quot;Good&quot; (default) provides the best compromise between CPU usage and quality. &quot;Disabled&quot; lets the audio device handle sample-rate conversion.
 +
|Options: Disabled, Fastest, Good, Best
 +
|-
 +
|Force audio device output to 48kHz
 +
| align="center"|Not Checked
 +
|Force audio sample rate to 48kHz. Some audio devices will report various rates, but they ultimately crash
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|SPDIF 48kHz rate override
 +
| align="center"|Not Checked
 +
|ALSA only. By default, let ALSA determine the passthrough sampling rate. If checked set the sampling rate to 48kHz for passthrough. (default is not checked)
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|Separate digital output device
 +
| align="center"|Not Checked
 +
|Use a distinct digital output device from default. (default is not checked)
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|Digital output device
 +
| align="center"|Default
 +
|Audio output device to use for digital audio. This value is currently only used with ALSA and DirectX sound output.
 +
|List contains ALSA digital output devices
 +
|-
 +
|HBR passthrough support
 +
| align="center"| Checked
 +
|HBR support is required for TrueHD and DTS-HD passthrough. If unchecked, Myth will limit the passthrough bitrate to 6.144Mbit/s. This will disable True-HD passthrough, however will allow DTS-HD content to be sent as DTS-HD Hi-Res. (default is checked)
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
===Audio Mixer===
 +
(Setup->Audio)
  
<font color="#000000">
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
*Follow the on screen directions to adjust the size and position of your GUI display.
+
|-
 +
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
 +
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 +
|-
 +
|Use internal volume controls
 +
| align="center"| Checked
 +
|If enabled, MythTV will control the PCM and master mixer volume. Disable this option if you prefer to control the volume externally (for example, using your amplifier) or if you use an external mixer program.
 +
|This allows controlling the volume using the MythTV keystrokes, by default <nowiki>[ and ]</nowiki>.
 +
Note that digital output volume can only be controlled by the volume control on your TV or sound system, or by setting up a special configuration in your Linux box.
 +
 
 +
The following options are only displayed if the above option is checked. If you do not see them, turn off the above setting and turn it on again.
 +
|-
 +
|Mixer Device
 +
| align="center" |ALSA:default
 +
|Setting the mixer device to "software" lets MythTV control the volume of all audio at the expense of a slight quality loss.
 +
|Options are ''ALSA:default'' and ''software''. Do not use ''software'' when using digital output.
 +
|-
 +
|Mixer Controls
 +
| align="center" |PCM
 +
|Changing the volume adjusts the selected mixer.
 +
|Options are ''PCM'' and ''Master''.
 +
|-
 +
|Master mixer volume
 +
| align="center" |70
 +
|Initial volume for the Master mixer. This affects all sound created by the audio device. Note: Do not set this too low.
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|PCM mixer volume
 +
| align="center" |70
 +
|Initial volume for PCM output. Using the volume keys in MythTV will adjust this parameter.
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
==Video==
 +
'''Configure video recording and playback'''<br>
 +
(Setup->Video)
 +
 
 +
This section has a number of sub-menus for configuring TV and Video recording and playback.
 +
 
 +
===General===
 +
'''General video and recording preferences'''<br>
 +
(Setup->Video->General)
  
 +
====General (Basic)====
 +
(Setup->Video->General)
  
===TV Settings===
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
(Setup->TV Settings)
+
====General====
+
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
=====General (Basic)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->General)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''General (Basic)''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Channel Ordering
 
|Channel Ordering
 
| align="center" |channel number
 
| align="center" |channel number
|(blank)
+
|channel number
 
|Possible values are:
 
|Possible values are:
 
*channel number
 
*channel number
Line 829: Line 789:
 
*number callsign
 
*number callsign
 
*number name
 
*number name
|-
+
|}
|Change channels immediately without select<br>(checkbox)
+
====General (Auto-Expire)====
| align="center" |Unchecked
+
(Setup->Video->General)
|When a complete channel number is entered MythTV will switch to that channel immediately without requiring you to hit the select button.
+
|
+
|-
+
|Avoid conflicts between live TV and scheduled shows<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center" |Unchecked
+
|If enabled, live TV will choose a tuner card that is less likely to have scheduled recordings rather than the best card available.
+
|
+
  
|-
+
Settings on this page affect the backend and therefore affect all frontends.
|Allow live TV to move scheduled shows<br>(checkbox)
+
 
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
For information on storage usage and auto expire, see [[Setup Storage Directories#Storage Usage]] and [[User Manual:Daily Use#Storage Usage]].
|If enabled, scheduled recordings will be moved to the other cards (where possible), so that live TV will not be interrupted.
+
|
+
|-
+
|}
+
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
=====General (AutoExpire)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->General)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''General (AutoExpire)''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
|Auto Expire Method
+
|Auto-Expire Method
| align="center" |Oldest Show First
+
| align="center" |Lowest priority first
|Method used to determine which recorded shows to delete first. LiveTV recordings will always expire before normal recordings.
+
|Method used to determine which recorded shows to delete first. Live TV recordings will always expire before normal recordings.
 
|Possible values:
 
|Possible values:
 
*Lowest Priority First
 
*Lowest Priority First
Line 868: Line 812:
 
*Oldest Show First
 
*Oldest Show First
 
|-
 
|-
|Auto-Expire Default<br>(checkbox)
+
|Re-record Watched
| align="center" |Checked
+
| align="center" |Not Checked
|When enabled, any new recording schedules will be marked as eligible for Auto-Expiration.  Existing schedules will keep their current value.
+
|If enabled, programs that have been marked as watched and are Auto-Expired will be re-recorded if they are shown again.
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|Re-record Watched<br>(checkbox)
+
|Watched before unwatched
| align="center" |Checked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
|If set, programs that have been marked as watched and are auto-expired will be re-recorded if they are shown again.
+
|If enabled, programs that have been marked as watched will be expired before programs that have not been watched.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Watched before UNwatched<br>(checkbox)
+
|Live TV max age (days)
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If set, programs that have been marked as watched will be expired before programs that have not been watched.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|LiveTV Max Age
+
 
| align="center"|1
 
| align="center"|1
|Auto-Expire will force expiration of LiveTV recordings when they are this many days old. LiveTV recordings may also be expired early if necessary to free up disk space.
+
|Auto-Expire will force expiration of Live TV recordings when they are this many days old. Live TV recordings may also be expired early if necessary to free up disk space.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Priority Weight
+
|Priority weight
 
| align="center"|3
 
| align="center"|3
|The number of days bonus a program gets for each priority point. This is only used when the Weighted Time/Priority Auto-Expire Method is selected.
+
|The number of days bonus a program gets for each priority point. This is only used when the Weighted time/priority Auto-Expire Method is selected.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Extra Disk Space
+
|Extra disk space (GB)
 
| align="center"|1
 
| align="center"|1
|Extra disk space (in Gigabytes) that you want to keep free on the recording file systems beyond what MythTV requires.
+
|Extra disk space (in gigabytes) beyond what MythTV requires that you want to keep free on the recording file systems.
|
+
|You should set this equal to enough space to record 15 minutes with all tuners running at once. For example set it as 4 GB if you have 2 HD tuners (8 GB per hour times 2 divided by 4).  
 
+
|-
+
|Auto Expire Instead of Delete Recording<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|Instead of deleting a recording, move recording to the "Deleted" recgroup and turn on autoexpire.
+
|(The following items are only displayed if this box is checked.)
+
 
+
|-
+
|Expire in deleted order<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|Expire Deleted recordings in the order which they were originally deleted.
+
|
+
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Deleted Max Age
+
|Time to retain deleted recordings (days)
 
| align="center"|0
 
| align="center"|0
|When set to a number greater than zero, AutoExpire will force expiration of Deleted recordings when they are this many days old.
+
|Determines the maximum number of days before undeleting a recording will become impossible. A value of zero means the recording will be permanently deleted between 5 and 20 minutes later. A value of minus one means recordings will be retained until space is required. A recording will always be removed before this time if the space is needed for a new recording.
 
|
 
|
 
|}
 
|}
 +
====General (Jobs)====
 +
(Setup->Video->General)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
Settings on this page affect the backend and therefor affect all front ends.
 
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
=====General (Jobs)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->General)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''General (Jobs)''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
|Commercial Flagging Method
+
|Commercial Detection Method
 
| align="center" |All Available Methods
 
| align="center" |All Available Methods
 
|This determines the method used by MythTV to detect when commercials start and end.
 
|This determines the method used by MythTV to detect when commercials start and end.
Line 946: Line 865:
 
*Pre & Post Roll: Blank Frame + Scene Change
 
*Pre & Post Roll: Blank Frame + Scene Change
 
|-
 
|-
|Strict Commercial Detection<br>(checkbox)
+
|Enable experimental speedup of commercial detection
| align="center" |Checked
+
| align="center" |Not Checked
|Enable stricter Commercial Detection code.  Disable if some commercials are not being detected.
+
|If enabled, experimental commercial detection speedups will be enabled.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Default Transcoder
+
|Strict Commercial Detection
| align="center"|Autodetect
+
|This is the default value used for the transcoder setting when a new scheduled recording is created.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*Autodetect
+
*High Quality
+
*Medium Quality
+
*Low Quality
+
 
+
|-
+
|Deferral days for Auto-Transcode jobs
+
| align="center"|0
+
|If non-zero, Auto-Transcode jobs will be scheduled to run this many days after a recording completes instead of immediately afterwards.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Run commercial flagger<br>(checkbox)
+
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
| align="center" |Checked
|This is the default value used for the Auto-Commercial Flagging setting when a new scheduled recording is created.
+
|Enable stricter commercial detection code. Disable if some commercials are not being detected.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Run transcoder<br>(checkbox)
+
|Deferral days for auto transcode jobs
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|0
|This is the default value used for the Auto-Transcode setting when a new scheduled recording is created.
+
|If non-zero, automatic transcode jobs will be scheduled to run this many days after a recording completes instead of immediately afterwards.
|
+
|-
+
|Run User Job #1<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center" |Unchecked
+
|This is the default value used for the 'Run User Job#1' setting when a new scheduled recording is created.
+
|
+
|-
+
|Run User Job #2<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center" |Unchecked
+
|This is the default value used for the 'Run User Job#2' setting when a new scheduled recording is created.
+
|
+
|-
+
|Run User Job #3<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center" |Unchecked
+
|This is the default value used for the 'Run User Job#3' setting when a new scheduled recording is created.
+
|
+
|-
+
|Run User Job #4<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center" |Unchecked
+
|This is the default value used for the 'Run User Job#4' setting when a new scheduled recording is created.
+
 
|
 
|
 
|}
 
|}
 +
====General (Advanced)====
 +
(Setup->Video->General)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
Settings on this page affect the backend and therefor affect all front ends.
 
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
=====General (Advanced)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->General)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''General (Advanced)''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
|Time to record before start of show (in seconds)
+
|Time to record before start of show (secs)
 
| align="center" |0
 
| align="center" |0
|This global setting allows the recorder to start before the scheduled start time. It does not affect the scheduler. It is ignored when two shows have been scheduled without enough time in between.
+
|This global setting allows the recorder to start before the scheduled start time. It does not affect the scheduler. It is ignored when two shows have been scheduled without enough time in between.
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|Time to record after end of show (in seconds)
+
|Time to record past end of show (secs)
 
| align="center" |0
 
| align="center" |0
|This global setting allows the recorder to record beyond the scheduled end time. It does not affect the scheduler. It is ignored when two shows have been scheduled without enough time in between.
+
|This global setting allows the recorder to record beyond the scheduled end time. It does not affect the scheduler. It is ignored when two shows have been scheduled without enough time in-between.
 
|
 
|
 
+
|-
 +
| colspan="4" align="left" | '''Category record over-time'''
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Category of shows to be extended
 
|Category of shows to be extended
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|For a special category (e.g. "Sports event"), request that shows be autoextended. Only works if a show's category can be determined.
 
|For a special category (e.g. "Sports event"), request that shows be autoextended. Only works if a show's category can be determined.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Record past end of show (in minutes)
+
|Record past end of show (mins)
 
| align="center"|30
 
| align="center"|30
|For the specified category, an attempt will be made to extend the recording by the specified time. It is ignored when two shows have been scheduled without enough time in between.
+
|For the specified category, an attempt will be made to extend the recording by the specified time. It is ignored when two shows have been scheduled without enough time in-between.
|
+
|You can alternatively set extra recording time in schedules for particular shows.
 
|}
 
|}
 +
====General (Channel Groups)====
 +
(Setup->Video->General)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 
+
=====General (Channel Groups)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->General)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''General (Channel Groups)''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Remember last channel group<br>(checkbox)
+
|Remember last channel group
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
 
|If enabled, the EPG will initially display only the channels from the last channel group selected. Pressing "4" will toggle channel group.
 
|If enabled, the EPG will initially display only the channels from the last channel group selected. Pressing "4" will toggle channel group.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Default channel group
 
|Default channel group
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*All Channels
 
*All Channels
 
*Favorites
 
*Favorites
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Browse/Change channels from Channel Group<br>(checkbox)
+
|Browse/Change channels from Channel Group
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
|If enabled, LiveTV will browse or change channels from the selected channel group. "All Channels" channel group may be selected to browse all channels.
+
|If enabled, Live TV will browse or change channels from the selected channel group. "All Channels" channel group may be selected to browse all channels.
 
|
 
|
 
|}
 
|}
 +
===Program Guide===
 +
'''Guide appearance and behavior'''<br>
 +
(Setup->Video->Program Guide)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
====Program Guide 1/2====
 +
(Setup->Video->Program Guide)
  
<font color="#000000">
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 
+
====Program Guide====
+
 
+
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
=====Program Guide 1/2=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Program Guide)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Program Guide 1/2''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
|Display Genre Colors<br>(checkox)
+
|Show the program guide when starting Live TV
| align="center" |Checked
+
| align="center" |Not Checked
|Colorize program guide using genre colors. (Not available for all grabbers.)
+
|
+
|-
+
|Display the channel icons<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center" |Checked
+
|Display the icons/logos for the channels in the guide. See section 9.5 of the Installation Guide for how to grab icons.
+
|
+
|-
+
|Show the program guide when starting Live TV<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center" |Unchecked
+
 
|This starts the program guide immediately upon starting to watch Live TV.
 
|This starts the program guide immediately upon starting to watch Live TV.
|
+
|Note that there is now an option to go to the program guide from the main menu, and from there you can start Live TV, so leaving this unchecked allow more flexibility to start Live TV either with or without first seeing the program guide..
|-
+
|}
+
 
+
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
 
+
=====Program Guide 2/2=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Program Guide)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Program Guide 2/2''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
|-
+
|What to call 'unknown' programs
+
| align="center" |Unknown
+
|(none)
+
|
+
|-
+
|What category to give 'unknown' programs
+
| align="center" |Unknown
+
|(none)
+
|
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Guide starts at channel
 
|Guide starts at channel
 
| align="center" |3
 
| align="center" |3
|The program guide starts on this channel if it is started from outside of Live TV mode.
+
|The program guide starts on this channel if it is run from outside of Live TV mode. Leave blank to enable Live TV automatic start channel.
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Record Threshold
 
|Record Threshold
 
| align="center" |16
 
| align="center" |16
|Pressing Select on a show that is at least this many minutes into the future will schedule a recording.
+
|Pressing SELECT on a show that is at least this many minutes into the future will schedule a recording.
|
+
|Otherwise it will open Live TV on that channel.
|-
+
|Allow channel jumping in guide<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center" |Unchecked
+
|If enabled, you will be able to press numbers and jump the selection to whatever channel you enter.
+
|Removed in 0.24, this is now the default behaviour and can be overridden by remapping the number keys to the preferred actions.
+
|-
+
 
|}
 
|}
 +
===Playback===
 +
'''Settings for viewing and playing video content'''<br>
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback)
  
====Playback====
+
====General Playback (1/8)====
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
=====General Playback (1/8)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''General Playback (1/8)''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
|Enable realtime priority threads<br>(checkbox)
+
|Enable realtime priority threads
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
| align="center" |Checked
|When running mythfrontend with root privileges, some threads can be given enhanced priority. Disable this if mythfrontend freezes during video playback.
+
|When running mythfrontend with root privileges, some threads can be given enhanced priority. Disable this if mythfrontend freezes during video playback.
|Realtime requires special privileges - either running as root, suid binary, permissions from limits.conf, or the realtime kernel module.  (suid binary seems broken in 0.20).  See the [http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-5.html#ss5.4 realtime thread] information in the HOWTO for more details.
+
|Realtime requires special privileges. Without the special privileges, checked or unchecked will make no difference.
 
|-
 
|-
|Extra audio buffering<br>(checkbox)
+
|Extra audio buffering
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
| align="center" |Checked
|Enable this setting if MythTV is playing "crackly" audio and you are using hardware encoding. This setting affects digital tuners (QAM/DVB/ATSC) and hardware encoders. It will have no effect on [[MPEG-4]] or [[RTjpeg]] video. MythTV will keep extra audio data in its internal buffers to work around this bug.
+
|Enable this setting if MythTV is playing "crackly" audio and you are using hardware encoding. This setting affects digital tuners (QAM/DVB/ATSC) and hardware encoders. It will have no effect on [[MPEG-4]] or [[RTjpeg]] video. MythTV will keep extra audio data in its internal buffers to work around this bug.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Jump to Program OSD<br>(checkbox)
+
|Jump to Program OSD
 
| align="center"|Checked
 
| align="center"|Checked
 
|Set the choice between viewing the current recording group in the OSD, or showing the "Watch Recording" screen when "Jump to Program" is activated. If set, the recordings are shown in the OSD.
 
|Set the choice between viewing the current recording group in the OSD, or showing the "Watch Recording" screen when "Jump to Program" is activated. If set, the recordings are shown in the OSD.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Clear bookmark on playback<br>(checkbox)
+
|Clear bookmark on playback
 
| align="center"|Checked
 
| align="center"|Checked
 
|Automatically clear the bookmark on a recording when the recording is played back. If disabled, you can mark the beginning with rewind then save position.
 
|Automatically clear the bookmark on a recording when the recording is played back. If disabled, you can mark the beginning with rewind then save position.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Alternate clear and save bookmark<br>(checkbox)
+
|Alternate clear and save bookmark
 
| align="center"|Checked
 
| align="center"|Checked
 
|During playback the Select key (Enter or Space) will alternate between "Bookmark Saved" and "Bookmark Cleared". If disabled, the Select key will save the current position for each keypress.
 
|During playback the Select key (Enter or Space) will alternate between "Bookmark Saved" and "Bookmark Cleared". If disabled, the Select key will save the current position for each keypress.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Automatically mark a recording<br>(checkbox)
+
|Automatically mark a recording as watched
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
 
|If set, when you exit near the end of a recording it will be marked as watched. The automatic detection is not foolproof, so do not enable this setting if you don't want an unwatched recording to be marked for expiration.
 
|If set, when you exit near the end of a recording it will be marked as watched. The automatic detection is not foolproof, so do not enable this setting if you don't want an unwatched recording to be marked for expiration.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Continue Playback When Embedded<br>(checkbox)
+
|Continue Playback When Embedded
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
 
|This option continues TV playback when the TV window is embedded in the upcoming program list or recorded list. The default is to pause the recorded show when embedded.
 
|This option continues TV playback when the TV window is embedded in the upcoming program list or recorded list. The default is to pause the recorded show when embedded.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Live TV idle timeout
 
|Live TV idle timeout
 
| align="center"|0
 
| align="center"|0
 
|Exit LiveTV automatically if left idle for the specified number of minutes. 0 disables the timeout.
 
|Exit LiveTV automatically if left idle for the specified number of minutes. 0 disables the timeout.
|
+
|This is useful if people walk away and leave the TV running or turn off the TV and leave MythTV running. Eventually it will stop and then can shut down if you have an idle timeout also set.
 
+
|-
+
|Always stream recordings from the backend<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|Enable this setting if you want MythTV to always stream files from a remote backend instead of directly reading a recording file if it is accessible locally.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Enable OpenGL vertical sync for timing<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If it is supported by your hardware/drivers, MythTV will use OpenGL vertical syncing for video timing, reducing frame jitter.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Enable picture controls<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If enabled, MythTV attempts to initialize picture controls (brightness, contrast, etc.) that are applied during playback.
+
|
+
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
 +
====General Playback (2/8)====
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
=====General Playback (2/8)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''General Playback (2/8)''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Vertical scaling
 
|Vertical scaling
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|Adjust this if the image does not fill your screen vertically. Range -100% to 100%.
 
|Adjust this if the image does not fill your screen vertically. Range -100% to 100%.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Scan displacement (y)
+
|Scan displacement (Y)
 
| align="center"|0
 
| align="center"|0
 
|Adjust this to move the image vertically.
 
|Adjust this to move the image vertically.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Horizontal scaling
 
|Horizontal scaling
Line 1,255: Line 1,048:
 
|Adjust this if the image does not fill your screen horizontally. Range -100% to 100%.
 
|Adjust this if the image does not fill your screen horizontally. Range -100% to 100%.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Scan displacement (x)
+
|Scan displacement (X)
 
| align="center"|0
 
| align="center"|0
 
|Adjust this to move the image horizontally.
 
|Adjust this to move the image horizontally.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Video Aspect Override
 
|Video Aspect Override
Line 1,272: Line 1,063:
 
*14:9
 
*14:9
 
*2.35:1
 
*2.35:1
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Zoom
 
|Zoom
| align="center"|Auto Detect (Default )
+
| align="center"|Off
 
|When enabled, these will apply a predefined zoom to all video playback in MythTV.
 
|When enabled, these will apply a predefined zoom to all video playback in MythTV.
 
|Possible values are:
 
|Possible values are:
Line 1,283: Line 1,073:
 
*H.Stretch
 
*H.Stretch
 
*V.Stretch
 
*V.Stretch
*Auto Detect (Default C)
+
*H.Fill
*Auto Detect (Default Horizontal)
+
*V.Fill
 
+
*Auto Detect (Default Off)
 +
*Auto Detect (Default Half)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Letterboxing Color
 
|Letterboxing Color
Line 1,293: Line 1,084:
 
*Black
 
*Black
 
*Gray
 
*Gray
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|PIP Video Location
 
|PIP Video Location
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*Top Right
 
*Top Right
 
*Bottom Right
 
*Bottom Right
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Action on playback exit
 
|Action on playback exit
 
| align="center"|Just exit
 
| align="center"|Just exit
|If set to prompt, a menu will be displayed when you exit playback mode. The options available will allow you to save your position, delete the recording, or continue watching.
+
|If set to prompt, a menu will be displayed when you exit playback mode. The options available will allow you to save your position, delete the recording, or continue watching.
 
|Possible values are:
 
|Possible values are:
 
*Just exit
 
*Just exit
 
*Save position and exit
 
*Save position and exit
*Always prompt
+
*Always prompt (excluding Live TV)
 
+
*Always prompt (including Live TV)
 +
*Prompt for Live TV only
 
|-
 
|-
|Prompt at end of recording<br>(checkbox)
+
|Prompt at end of recording
| align="center" |Unchecked
+
| align="center" |Not Checked
 
|If set, a menu will be displayed allowing you to delete the recording when it has finished playing.
 
|If set, a menu will be displayed allowing you to delete the recording when it has finished playing.
 
|
 
|
|-
 
 
|}
 
|}
 +
====Playback Profiles (3/8)====
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
This page allows you to customize how video is rendered. It is recommended to use the best setting available for your hardware. MythTV does not automatically determine compatibility. It will accept what you select and try to use it. If it is not supported you will not see any video played.
=====Playback Profiles (3/8)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Playback Profiles (3/8)''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
  
 +
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 +
|-
 +
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
 +
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Current Video Playback Profile
 
|Current Video Playback Profile
| align="center"|CPU+
+
| align="center"|Normal
 
|(none)
 
|(none)
|Selection of any of the possible profiles, will display a list of the rules associated with that profile.<br>
+
|Selection of any of the possible profiles, will display a list of the rules associated with that profile.
  
 
Possible values are:
 
Possible values are:
*CPU+
 
*CPU++
 
*CPU--
 
 
*High Quality
 
*High Quality
 
*Normal
 
*Normal
 
*Slim
 
*Slim
 +
*VDA High Quality
 +
*VDA Normal
 +
*VDA Slim
 +
*OpenGL High Quality
 +
*OpenGL Normal
 +
*OpenGL Slim
 +
*VAAPI Normal
 
*VDPAU High Quality
 
*VDPAU High Quality
 
*VDPAU Normal
 
*VDPAU Normal
 
*VDPAU Slim
 
*VDPAU Slim
 +
*Any other profiles that you may have added using the ''Add New'' button.
 +
VDA methods only apply to Apple Hardware with Mac OS.
  
 +
VDPAU requires compatible NVIDIA display hardware and drivers. VAAPI and OpenGL require compatible display hardware and drivers.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Add New
 
|Add New
| align="center"|
+
| align="center"|(button)
|(none)
+
|
 
|Add a new profile to the list.
 
|Add a new profile to the list.
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Delete
 
|Delete
| align="center"|
+
| align="center"|(button)
|(none)
+
|
|Delete the current profile from the list
+
|Delete the selected profile from the list
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align="left" | if rez >= (cols) (rows) -> aaaa & bbbb
  
 +
There could be multiple of these headings, depending on the profile selected. This allows the selected profile to apply different settings to different resolution videos. Hogher resolutions requires more CPU power so you may need to set lower quality options for them.
 +
 +
You can use the buttone below to change the default profiles, but we suggest that you rather create a new profile if you want to use different settings, so that the defaults are still available unchanged.
 +
|-
 +
|Edit
 +
| align="center"|(button)
 +
|
 +
|Edit the current row.
 +
|-
 +
|Delete
 +
| align="center"|(button)
 +
|
 +
|Delete the current row.
 +
|-
 +
|pri
 +
| align="center"|(numeric starting at 1)
 +
|
 +
|Changing the number rearranges the order of rules on the page. Rules are applied sequentially from top to bottom and the first one that matches your resolution is used.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Add New Entry
 
|Add New Entry
| align="center"|
+
| align="center"|(button)
|(none)
+
|
 
|Create a new rule for the current profile.
 
|Create a new rule for the current profile.
 +
|}
 +
=====Playback Profile Add/Edit Page 1=====
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback->Playback Profiles (3/8))
  
 +
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 +
|-
 +
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
 +
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 +
|-
 +
|Match criteria
 +
| align="center"|
 +
|
 +
|Here you set up the video resolution that will drive one method of playback. You can select a boolean condition (<,<=,==,>=,>) and give a screen width and height. There are two conditions available. Typically you may specify, for example, > 640x480 in the first line and <= 1280x720 in the second line to create a condition to match 720p content.
 +
|-
 +
|Decoder
 +
| align="center"|Standard
 +
|Processing method used to decode video.<br>
 +
(explanation of selected entry)
 +
|Each Entry has a corresponding explanation. Possible values with their explanations are:
 +
*Standard - Standard will use ffmpeg library.
 +
*NVidia VDPAU acceleration - VDPAU will attempt to use the graphics hardware to accelerate video decoding and playback.
 +
*Mac hardware acceleration - Mac hardware will try to use the graphics processor - this may hang or crash your Mac!
 +
*VAAPI acceleration - VAAPI will attempt to use the graphics hardware to accelerate video decoding. REQUIRES OPENGL PAINTER.
 +
*Windows hardware acceleration - DXVA2 will use the graphics hardware to accelerate video decoding and playback (requires Windows Vista or later).
 +
*Mac VDA hardware acceleration - VDA will attempt to use the graphics hardware to accelerate video decoding. (H264 only, requires Mac OS 10.6.3)
 +
*crystalhd
 +
Standard will always work but will use high amounts of CPU. The others require special hardware or software but will give better results, especially on low powered equipment.
 +
|-
 +
|Max CPUs
 +
| align="center"|1
 +
|Maximum number of CPU cores used for video decoding and filtering.
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|Deblocking filter
 +
| align="center"|Checked
 +
|When unchecked the deblocking loopfilter will be disabled<br>
 +
Disabling will significantly reduce the load on the CPU when watching HD H.264 but may significantly reduce video quality.
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|Video Renderer
 +
| align="center"|vdpau
 +
|(explanation of selected entry)
 +
|Each Entry has a corresponding explanation. Possible values with their explanations are:
 +
*vdpau - This is the only video renderer for NVidia VDPAU decoding.
 +
*openglvaapi - This video renderer uses VAAPI for video decoding and OpenGL for scaling and color conversion.
 +
*xlib - Use X11 pixel copy to render video. This is not recommended if any other option is available. The video will not be scaled to fit the screen. This will work with all X11 servers, local and remote.
 +
*xshm - Use X11 shared memory pixel transfer to render video. This is only recommended over the X11 pixel copy renderer. The video will not be scaled to fit the screen. This works with most local X11 servers.
 +
*xv-blit - This is the standard video renderer for X11 systems. It uses XVideo hardware assist for scaling, color conversion. If the hardware offers picture controls the renderer supports them.
 +
*opengl - This video renderer uses OpenGL for scaling and color conversion with full picture controls. The GPU can be used for deinterlacing. This requires a faster GPU than XVideo.
 +
*opengl-lite - This video renderer uses OpenGL for scaling and color conversion. It uses faster OpenGL functionality when available but at the expense of picture controls and GPU based deinterlacing.
 +
xv-blit will work in most cases but will use high amounts of CPU. The others require special hardware or software but will give better results, especially on low powered equipment.
 +
|-
 +
|OSD Renderer
 +
| align="center"|(Depends on selected Video Renderer)
 +
|(explanation of selected entry)
 +
|This selects how the On-Screen Display messages are displayed ove the video picture. Each entry has a corresponding explanation. In almost every case the setting is dictated by the selected Video renderer, giving no choice here.
 +
|-
 +
|OSD fade
 +
| align="center"|Checked
 +
|When unchecked the OSD will not fade away but instead will disappear abruptly.<br>
 +
Uncheck this if the video studders while the OSD is fading away.
 +
|If the On Screen Display messages are causing problems try unchecking this. Unchecking this may reduce CPU usage in same cases.
 
|}
 
|}
 +
=====Playback Profile Add/Edit Page 2=====
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback->Playback Profiles (3/8))
  
 +
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 +
|-
 +
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
 +
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 +
|-
 +
|Primary deinterlacer
 +
| align="center"|None
 +
|Main deinterlacing method. (explanation of selected entry)
 +
|The Deinterlacing options depend on the video renderer selected on the prior screen.
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
See [[Deinterlacing]] for information on the deinterlacers.
  
=====View Recordings (4/8)=====
+
Options common to all renderers:
<font color="#000000">
+
*None - Perform no deinterlacing. Use this with an interlaced display whose resolution exactly matches the video size. This is incompatible with MythTV zoom modes.
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback)
+
VDPAU Options:
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
*One Field (1x, HW) - Shows only one of the two fields in the frame. This looks good when displaying a high motion 1080i video on a 720p display.
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''View Recordings (4/8)''' </font>
+
*Bob (2x, HW) - Shows one field of the frame followed by the other field displaced vertically. This deinterlacer requires the display to be capable of twice the frame rate as the source video. (Hardware Accelerated)
 +
*Temporal (1x, HW) - This deinterlacer uses several fields to reduce motion blur. (Hardware Accelerated)
 +
*Advanced (1x, HW) - This deinterlacer uses multiple fields to reduce motion blur and smooth edges. (Hardware Accelerated)
 +
*Temporal (2x, HW) - This deinterlacer uses several fields to reduce motion blur. This deinterlacer requires the display to be capable of twice the frame rate as the source video. (Hardware Accelerated)
 +
*Advanced (2x, HW) - This deinterlacer uses multiple fields to reduce motion blur and smooth edges. This deinterlacer requires the display to be capable of twice the frame rate as the source video. (Hardware Accelerated)
 +
xlib, xshm, xv-blit, opengl, opengl-lite Options:
 +
*One field - Shows only one of the two fields in the frame. This looks good when displaying a high motion 1080i video on a 720p display.
 +
*Linear blend - Blends the odd and even fields linearly into one frame.
 +
*Kernel - This filter disables deinterlacing when the two fields are similar, and performs linear deinterlacing otherwise.
 +
*Kernel (2x) - This filter disables deinterlacing when the two fields are similar, and performs linear deinterlacing otherwise. This deinterlacer requires the display to be capable of twice the frame rate as the source video.
 +
*Greedy HighMotion - This deinterlacer uses several fields to reduce motion blur. It has increased CPU requirements.
 +
*Greedy HighMotion (2x) - This deinterlacer uses several fields to reduce motion blur. It has increased CPU requirements. This deinterlacer requires the display to be capable of twice the frame rate as the source video.
 +
*Yadif - This deinterlacer uses several fields to reduce motion blur. It has increased CPU requirements.
 +
*Yadif (2x) - This deinterlacer uses several fields to reduce motion blur. It has increased CPU requirements. This deinterlacer requires the display to be capable of twice the frame rate as the source video.
 +
*Interlaced (2x) - This deinterlacer attempts to synchronize with interlaced displays whose size and refresh rate exactly match the video source. It has low CPU requirements. This deinterlacer requires the display to be capable of twice the frame rate as the source video.
 +
openglvaapi Options
 +
*One Field (1x, HW) - Shows only one of the two fields in the frame. This looks good when displaying a high motion 1080i video on a 720p display.
 +
*Bob (2x, HW) - Shows one field of the frame followed by the other field displaced vertically. This deinterlacer requires the display to be capable of twice the frame rate as the source video. (Hardware Accelerated)
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|Fallback deinterlacer
! |Default Value
+
| align="center"|None
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|Fallback deinterlacing method. (explanation of selected entry)
! |Additional Comments
+
|The Fallback deinterlacer is used if you selected one of the (2x) deinterlacers above and it turns out that your display is not capable of refresh at twice the frame rate. The available options are as listed above under ''Primary deinterlacer'', with the exception of the 2X methods that are not available here.
 +
|-
 +
|Custom filters
 +
| align="center"|Blank
 +
|Example custom filter list: &apos;ivtc,denoise3d&apos;
 +
|For details on Playback Filters see [[Using playback filters]]. VDPAU specific filters are described in [[Vdpau#Filters]].
 +
|}
 +
====View Recordings (4/8)====
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback)
 +
 
 +
This page determines how your list of recordings is displayed
  
 +
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 +
|-
 +
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
 +
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
 +
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Episode sort orderings
 
|Episode sort orderings
 
| align="center"|Sort all sub-titles/multi-titles Descending
 
| align="center"|Sort all sub-titles/multi-titles Descending
|Selects how to sort show episodes. Sub-titles refers to the episodes listed under a specific show title. Multi-title refers to sections (e.g. "All Programs") which list multiple titles.
+
|Selects how to sort show episodes. Sub-titles refers to the episodes listed under a specific show title. Multi-title refers to sections (e.g. &quot;All Programs&quot;) which list multiple titles. Sections in parentheses are not affected.s to sections (e.g. "All Programs") which list multiple titles.
 
|Possible values are:
 
|Possible values are:
 
*Sort all sub-titles/multi-titles Descending
 
*Sort all sub-titles/multi-titles Descending
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*Sort sub-titles Ascending, multi-titles Descending
 
*Sort sub-titles Ascending, multi-titles Descending
 
*Sort all sub-titles/multi-titles Ascending
 
*Sort all sub-titles/multi-titles Ascending
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Sort Episodes
 
|Sort Episodes
 
| align="center" |Record date
 
| align="center" |Record date
 
|Selects how to sort a shows episodes.
 
|Selects how to sort a shows episodes.
|
+
|Available Options:
 
*Record date
 
*Record date
 +
*Season/Episode
 
*Original Air date
 
*Original Air date
 
*Program ID
 
*Program ID
 
<!--
 
|-
 
|Display live preview of recordings<br>(checkbox)
 
| align="center"|Checked
 
|When enabled, a preview of the recording will play in a small window on the "Watch a Recording" menu.
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|Use HW Acceleration for live recording preview
 
| align="center"|Unchecked
 
|Use HW acceleration for the live recording preview. Video renderer used is determined by the CPU profiles. Disable if playback is sluggish or causes high CPU
 
|
 
-->
 
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Start in group list
 
|Start in group list
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|If enables, the focus will start on the group list, otherwise the focus will default to the recordings.
 
|If enables, the focus will start on the group list, otherwise the focus will default to the recordings.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|}
 
|}
 +
====Recording Groups (5/8)====
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 
+
=====Recording Groups (5/8)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Recording Groups(5/8)''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
|-
+
|Password required to view all recordings
+
| align="center" |(empty)
+
|If given, a password must be entered to view the complete list of all recordings.
+
|
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Default group filter to apply
 
|Default group filter to apply
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*All Programs
 
*All Programs
 
*Default
 
*Default
*House/garden
+
*Any other recording groups you may have set up
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Always prompt for initial group filter<br>(checkbox)
+
|Always prompt for initial group filter
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
|Always prompt the user for the initial filter to apply when entering the Watch Recordings screen.
+
|If enabled, always prompt the user for the initial filter to apply when entering the Watch Recordings screen.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Save current goup filter when changed<br>(checkbox)
+
|Save current group filter when changed
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
| align="center" |Checked
|Remember the last selected filter instead of displaying the default filter whenever you enter the playback screen.
+
|If enabled, remember the last selected filter instead of displaying the default filter whenever you enter the playback screen.
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Show filter name instead of "All Programs"<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center" |Unchecked
+
|Use the name of the display filter currently applied in place of the term "All Programs" in the playback screen.
+
|
+
|-
+
 
|}
 
|}
 +
====View Recordings (6/8)====
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 
+
=====View Recordings (6/8)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''View Recordings (6/8)''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Sort Titles
 
|Sort Titles
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*Alphabetically
 
*Alphabetically
 
*By Recording Priority
 
*By Recording Priority
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Include the "Watch List" group<br>(checkbox)
+
|Include the "Watch List" group
 
| align="center"|Checked
 
| align="center"|Checked
 
|The "Watch List" is an abbreviated list of recordings sorted to highlight series and shows that need attention in order to keep up to date.
 
|The "Watch List" is an abbreviated list of recordings sorted to highlight series and shows that need attention in order to keep up to date.
 
|The following menu items are only displayed when this box is checked.
 
|The following menu items are only displayed when this box is checked.
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Start from the Watch List view<br>(checkbox)
+
|Start from the Watch List view
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
|If set, the "Watch List" will be the initial view each time you enter the Watch Recordings screen.
+
|If enabled, the "Watch List" will be the initial view each time you enter the Watch Recordings screen.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Exclude recordings not set for Auto-Expire<br>(checkbox)
+
|Exclude recordings not set for Auto-Expire
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
 
|Set this if you turn off auto-expire only for recordings that you've seen and intend to keep. This option will exclude these recordings from the "Watch List".
 
|Set this if you turn off auto-expire only for recordings that you've seen and intend to keep. This option will exclude these recordings from the "Watch List".
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Maximum days counted in the score
 
|Maximum days counted in the score
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|The "Watch List" scores are based on 1 point equals one day since recording. This option limits the maximum score due to age and affect other weighting factors.
 
|The "Watch List" scores are based on 1 point equals one day since recording. This option limits the maximum score due to age and affect other weighting factors.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Days to exclude weekly episodes after delete
 
|Days to exclude weekly episodes after delete
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|
 
|
 
|}
 
|}
 +
====Seeking (7/8)====
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 
+
=====Seeking (7/8)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Seeking (7/8)''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
|Smart Fast Forwarding<br>(checkbox)
+
|Smart Fast Forwarding
| align="center" |Unchecked
+
| align="center" |Not Checked
 
|If enabled, then immediately after rewinding, only skip forward the same amount as skipping backwards.
 
|If enabled, then immediately after rewinding, only skip forward the same amount as skipping backwards.
 
|
 
|
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|Fast forward/rewind reposition amount
 
|Fast forward/rewind reposition amount
 
| align="center" | 100
 
| align="center" | 100
|When exiting sticky keys fast forward/rewind mode, reposition before resuming normal playback. This compensates for the reaction time between seeing where to resume playback and actually exiting seeking.
+
|When exiting sticky keys fast forward/rewind mode, reposition this many 1/100th seconds before resuming normal playback. This compensates for the reaction time between seeing where to resume playback and actually exiting seeking.
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|Reverse direction in fast forward/rewind<br>(checkbox)
+
|Reverse direction in fast forward/rewind
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
| align="center" |Checked
|If enabled, pressing the sticky rewind key in fast forward mode switches to rewind mode and vice versa. If disabled, it will decrease the current speed or switch to play mode if the speed can't be decreased further.
+
|If enabled, pressing the sticky rewind key in fast forward mode switches to rewind mode, and vice versa. If disabled, it will decrease the current speed or switch to play mode if the speed can&apos;t be decreased further.
 
|
 
|
|-
 
|Seek to exact frame<br>(checkbox)
 
| align="center" |Unchecked
 
|If enabled, seeking is frame exact, but slower.
 
|
 
|-
 
 
|}
 
|}
 +
====Commercial Skip (8/8)====
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 
+
=====Commercial Skip (8/8)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Commercial Skip (8/8)''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Automatically Skip Commercials
 
|Automatically Skip Commercials
 
| align="center" |Off
 
| align="center" |Off
|Automatically skip commercial breaks that have been flagged during Automatic Commercial Flagging or by the mythcommflag program, or just notify that a commercial has been detected.
+
|Automatically skip commercial breaks that have been flagged during automatic commercial detection or by the mythcommflag program, or just notify that a commercial has been detected.
 
|Possible values:
 
|Possible values:
 
*Off
 
*Off
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*Automatically skip
 
*Automatically skip
 
|-
 
|-
|Commercial Skip Auto-Rewind Amount
+
|Commercial skip automatic rewind amount (secs)
 
| align="center" |0
 
| align="center" |0
|If set, MythTV will automatically rewind this many seconds after performing a commercial skip
+
|MythTV will automatically rewind this many seconds after performing a commercial skip.
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|Commercial Skip Notify Amount
+
|Commercial skip notify amount (secs)
 
| align="center" |0
 
| align="center" |0
|If set, MythTV will act like a commercial begins this many seconds early. This can be useful when commercial notification is used in place of automatic skipping.
+
|MythTV will act like a commercial begins this many seconds early. This can be useful when commercial notification is used in place of automatic skipping.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Maximum commercial skip (in seconds)
+
|Maximum commercial skip (secs)
 
| align="center"|3600
 
| align="center"|3600
|MythTV will discourage long manual commercial skips. Skips which are longer than this will require the user to hit the SKIP key twice. Automatic commercial skipping is not affected by this setting.
+
|MythTV will discourage long manual commercial skips. Skips which are longer than this will require the user to hit the SKIP key twice. Automatic commercial skipping is not affected by this limit.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Merge short commercial breaks (in seconds)
+
|Merge short commercial breaks (secs)
 
| align="center"|0
 
| align="center"|0
 
|Treat consecutive commercial breaks shorter than this as one break when skipping forward. Useful if you have to skip a few times during breaks. Applies to automatic skipping as well. Set to 0 to disable.
 
|Treat consecutive commercial breaks shorter than this as one break when skipping forward. Useful if you have to skip a few times during breaks. Applies to automatic skipping as well. Set to 0 to disable.
|
 
 
|-
 
|Skip blank frames after commercials<br>(checkbox)
 
| align="center" |Checked
 
|When using Blank Frame Detection and Auto-Flagging, include blank frames following commercial breaks as part of the commercial break.
 
 
|
 
|
 
|}
 
|}
 +
===Playback OSD===
 +
'''Settings for the On Screen Display'''<br>
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback OSD)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
'''On-screen Display'''<br>
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback OSD)
  
<font color="#000000">
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 
+
====Playback OSD====
+
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
=====On-screen display=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback OSD)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''On-screen display''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|OSD Theme
+
|Enable interactive TV
| align="center"|BlackCurves-OSD
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
|(none)
+
|If enabled, interactive TV applications (MHEG) will be activated. This is used for teletext and logos for radio and channels that are currently off-air.
|Possible values are:
+
*BlackCurves-OSD
+
*Blootube
+
*Blue
+
*Gray
+
*Isthmus
+
*Iulius
+
*Metallurgy (Widescreen)
+
*Mono
+
*ProjectGrayhem
+
*Retro
+
*Titivillus
+
 
+
 
+
|-
+
|General OSD time-out (sec)
+
| align="center"|2
+
|Length of time an on-screen display window will be visible.
+
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Program Info OSD time-out
+
|Enable network access for interactive TV
| align="center"|3
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
|Length of time the on-screen display will display program information.
+
|If enabled, interactive TV applications (MHEG) will be able to access interactive content over the Internet. This is used for BBC iPlayer.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|OSD font
+
|Always use browse mode in Live TV
| align="center"|FreeSans.ttf
+
|(none)
+
|Possible values are:
+
*FreeSans.ttf
+
*FreeMono.ttf
+
 
+
|-
+
|Font size
+
| align="center"|default
+
|default: TV, small: monitor, big:
+
|Possible values are:
+
*default
+
*small
+
*big
+
 
+
|-
+
|Enable Interactive TV<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If enables, interactive TV applications (MHEG) will be activated. This is used for teletext and logos for radio and channels that are currently off-air.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Always use Browse mode in LiveTV<br>(checkbox)
+
 
| align="center"|Checked
 
| align="center"|Checked
|If enabled, Browse mode will automatically be activated whenever you use Channel UP/DOWN while watching Live TV.
+
|If enabled, browse mode will automatically be activated whenever you use channel up/down while watching Live TV.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Browse all channels<br>(checkbox)
+
|Browse all channels
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
 
|If enabled, browse mode will show channels on all available recording devices, instead of showing channels on just the current recorder.
 
|If enabled, browse mode will show channels on all available recording devices, instead of showing channels on just the current recorder.
 
|
 
|
 
|}
 
 
<font color="#FFFFFF">
 
=====UDP OSD Notifications=====
 
<font color="#000000">
 
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback OSD)
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
 
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''UDP OSD Notifications''' </font>
 
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|Always display closed captioning or subtitles
! |Default Value
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|If enabled, captions will be displayed when playing back recordings or watching Live TV. Closed Captioning can be turned on or off by pressing "T" during playback.
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|UDP Notify OSD time-out
+
| align="center"|5
+
|How many seconds an on-screen display will be active for UDP Notify events.
+
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|UDP Notify Port
 
| align="center" |6948
 
|During playback, MythTV will listen for connections from the "mythtvosd" or "mythudprelay" programs on this port.  See the README in contrib/mythnotify/ for additional information.
 
|This can be used to display various information (ex. Caller ID, email notification, etc.) on screen during playback.  There's related information on the [[Setting_up_MythNotify]] page.
 
 
|}
 
 
<font color="#FFFFFF">
 
=====Analog Closed Captions=====
 
<font color="#000000">
 
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback OSD)
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
 
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Analog Closed Captions''' </font>
 
|-
 
! |Setting
 
! |Default Value
 
! |Settings Page's Description
 
! |Additional Comments
 
 
|-
 
|CC font
 
| align="center"|FreeMono.ttf
 
|Closed Caption font.
 
|Possible values are:
 
*FreeMono.ttf
 
*FreeSans.ttf
 
 
|-
 
|Black background for closed captioning<br>(checkbox)
 
| align="center"|Unchecked
 
|If enabled, captions will be displayed as white text over a black background for better contrast.
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|Always display closed captioning or subtitles<br>(checkbox)
 
| align="center"|Unchecked
 
|If enabled, captions will be displayed when playing back recordings or watching live TV. Closed Captioning can be turned on or off by pressing "T" during playback.
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|Prefer EIA-708 over EIA-608<br>(checkbox)
 
| align="center"|Checked
 
|When enabled the new EIA-708 captions will be preferred over the old EIA-608 captions in ATSC streams.
 
|
 
 
|}
 
 
<font color="#FFFFFF">
 
=====ATSC Caption Settings=====
 
<font color="#000000">
 
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback OSD)
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
 
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''ATSC Caption Settings''' </font>
 
|-
 
! |Setting
 
! |Default Value
 
! |Settings Page's Description
 
! |Additional Comments
 
 
|-
 
|Text zoom percentage
 
| align="center"|100
 
|Use this to enlarge or shrink captions.
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|Default Caption Font Type
 
| align="center"|Monospaced serif
 
|This allows you to set which font type to use when the broadcaster does not specify a font.
 
|Possible values are:
 
*Monospaced serif
 
*Proportional serif
 
*Monospaced sans serif
 
*Proportional sans serif
 
*Casual
 
*Cursive
 
*Capitals
 
 
|}
 
 
 
<font color="#FFFFFF">
 
=====ATSC Caption Fonts=====
 
<font color="#000000">
 
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback OSD)
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
 
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''ATSC Caption Fonts''' </font>
 
|-
 
! |Setting
 
! |Default Value
 
! |Settings Page's Description
 
! |Additional Comments
 
 
|-
 
|Monospaced Serif
 
| align="center"|FreeMono.ttf
 
|ATSC Monospaced Serif closed caption font.
 
|Alternate option: FreeSans.ttf
 
 
|-
 
|Proportional Serif
 
| align="center"|FreeMono.ttf
 
|ATSC Proportional Serif closed caption font.
 
|Alternate option: FreeSans.ttf
 
 
|-
 
|Monospaced Sans Serif
 
| align="center"|FreeMono.ttf
 
|ATSC Monospaced Sans Serif closed caption font.
 
|Alternate option: FreeSans.ttf
 
 
|-
 
|Proportional Sans Serif
 
| align="center"|FreeMono.ttf
 
|ATSC Proportional Sans Serif closed caption font.
 
|Alternate option: FreeSans.ttf
 
 
|-
 
|Casual
 
| align="center"|FreeMono.ttf
 
|ATSC Casual closed caption font.
 
|Alternate option: FreeSans.ttf
 
 
|-
 
|Cursive
 
| align="center"|FreeMono.ttf
 
|ATSC Cursive closed caption font.
 
|Alternate option: FreeSans.ttf
 
 
|-
 
|Capitals
 
| align="center"|FreeMono.ttf
 
|ATSC Capitals closed caption font.
 
|Alternate option: FreeSans.ttf
 
 
 
|}
 
 
<font color="#FFFFFF">
 
=====External Subtitle Settings=====
 
<font color="#000000">
 
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback OSD)
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
 
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''External Subtitle Settings''' </font>
 
|-
 
! |Setting
 
! |Default Value
 
! |Settings Page's Description
 
! |Additional Comments
 
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Subtitle Codec
 
|Subtitle Codec
 
| align="center"|UTF-8
 
| align="center"|UTF-8
|(none)
+
|
|(many options available)
+
|Lists all text encodings available on the current system. Select the character encoding used in external subtitles (.srt files).
 
+
 
|}
 
|}
 +
===Playback Groups===
 +
'''Adjust settings for different playback styles'''<br>
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback Groups)
  
 +
You can create playback groups and set a playback group on recording rules or existing recorded programs. This way you can have different settings for playback of different programs. Changes you make here are global across all front ends.
  
<font color="#000000">
+
There is always a Default group that is used if no other group is specified.
====OSD Menu Editor====
+
(Setup->TV Settings->OSD Menu Editor)
+
 
+
*This page allows you to change the menu options which are displayed in the various video display modes.
+
**Live TV
+
**Recorded TV
+
**Video
+
**DVD
+
 
+
 
+
====Playback Groups====
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback Groups)
+
  
 
*Select the appropriate playback group (usually Default) to see the following menu.
 
*Select the appropriate playback group (usually Default) to see the following menu.
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*Press "D" when over an existing group to bring up the "Delete Menu".
 
*Press "D" when over an existing group to bring up the "Delete Menu".
  
 +
'''(group name) Group'''<br>
 +
(Setup->Video->Playback Groups)
  
<font color="#000000">
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
(Setup->TV Settings->Playback Groups)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Playback Groups''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Title match (regex)
 
|Title match (regex)
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|Automatically set new recording rules to use this group if the title matches this regular expression. For example, "(News&brvbar;CNN)" would match any title in which "News" or "CNN" appears.
 
|Automatically set new recording rules to use this group if the title matches this regular expression. For example, "(News&brvbar;CNN)" would match any title in which "News" or "CNN" appears.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Skip ahead (seconds)
 
|Skip ahead (seconds)
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|How many seconds to skip forward on a fast forward.
 
|How many seconds to skip forward on a fast forward.
 
|Press the "Right" key to cause this action.
 
|Press the "Right" key to cause this action.
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Skip back (seconds)
 
|Skip back (seconds)
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|How many seconds to skip backward on a rewind.
 
|How many seconds to skip backward on a rewind.
 
|Press the "Left" key to cause this action.
 
|Press the "Left" key to cause this action.
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Jump amount (in minutes)
 
|Jump amount (in minutes)
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|How many minutes to jump forward or backward when the jump keys are pressed. The "default" value is usually 10 minutes.
 
|How many minutes to jump forward or backward when the jump keys are pressed. The "default" value is usually 10 minutes.
 
|Press "Down" to jump forward, and "Up" to jump backward.
 
|Press "Down" to jump forward, and "Up" to jump backward.
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Time stretch (speed x 100)
 
|Time stretch (speed x 100)
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|Initial playback speed with adjusted audio. Use 100 for normal speed, 50 for half speed and 200 for double speed.
 
|Initial playback speed with adjusted audio. Use 100 for normal speed, 50 for half speed and 200 for double speed.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|}
 
|}
 +
===Channel Groups===
 +
'''Group your favorite channels together'''<br>
 +
(Setup->Video->Channel Groups)
  
====Channel Groups====
+
To create a special grouping of channels, select "(Create new group)", name the new group and continue. The initial page for this group may be blank, so exit back to the "TV Settings" menu, then re-enter the Channel Groups menu. Enter into your new group, and select the channels that you want to use.
(Setup->TV Settings->Channel Groups)
+
  
*To create a special grouping of channels, select "(Create new group)", name the new group and continue. The initial page for this group may be blank, so exit back to the "TV Settings" menu, then re-enter the Channel Groups menu. Enter into your new group, and select the channels that you want to use.
+
Press "D" when over an existing group to bring up the "Delete Menu".
*Press "D" when over an existing group to bring up the "Delete Menu".
+
  
 +
There is by default a Favorites group.
  
====Recording Profiles====
+
If you select a group for editing you will see a list of your channels with check boxes next to each channel. Select the channels you want included in that group.
(Setup->TV Settings->Recording Profiles)
+
===Recording Priorities===
#Select the appropriate profile group.
+
'''Global recording priority and scheduling'''<br>
#Select the appropriate profile to see the following menus.
+
(Setup->Video->Recording Priorities)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
This is an optional, advanced feature. There are several screens of settings here that can be used to change recording priorities globally across the system. Recording priorities are only relevant if you are set to record a show, and that episode is showing more than one time or on more than one channel withing the range of days for which you have listings. The system will try to record the instance of an episode that has the highest priority. If a showing of an episode is on the schedule for tonight and again next week, and the next week showing is a higher priority it will record the next week showing. The selection of which showing to record also takes into account the number of tuners you have and whether other shows that are scheduled will be using the tuners. If they are it will choose the show with the highest priority to record first.
=====Profile=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Recording Profiles)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Profiles''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
  
|-
+
====Set Recording Priorities====
|Enable auto-transcode after recording<br>(checkbox)
+
'''Settings to prioritize some shows over others'''<br>
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
(Setup->Video->Recording Priorities->Set Recording Priorities)
|Automatically transcode when a recording is made using this profile and the recording's schedule is configured to allow transcoding.
+
|
+
  
|}
+
====Scheduler Options====
 
+
(Setup->Video->Recording Priorities->Set Recording Priorities)
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
=====Image Size=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Recording Profiles)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Image Size''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Width
+
|Avoid back to back recordings
| align="center"|720
+
| align="center"|Never
|Width to use for encoding. Note: PVR-x50 cards may produce ghosting if this is not set to 720 or 768 for NTSC and PAL, respectively.
+
|Selects the situations where the scheduler will avoid assigning shows to the same card if their end time and start time match. This will be allowed when necessary in order to resolve conflicts.
|
+
|Available Options:
 
+
*Never
|-
+
*Different Channels
|Height
+
*Always
| align="center"|480
+
|Height to use for encoding. Note: PVR-x50 cards may produce ghosting if this is not set to 480 or 576 for NTSC and PAL, respectively.
+
|
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
=====Codec (1)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Recording Profiles)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Codec (1)''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|Stream Type
+
| align="center"|(varies)
+
|Sets the type of stream generated by your PVR.
+
|MPEG-2 PS for PVR-x50 cards
+
 
+
|-
+
|Aspect Ratio
+
| align="center"|(varies)
+
|Set the aspect ratio of stream generated by your PVR.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*4:3
+
*16:9
+
*2.21:1
+
*Square
+
 
+
|-
+
|Avg. Bitrate
+
| align="center"|4500
+
|Average bit rate in kilobits/second. 2200Kbps is approximately 1 Gigabyte per hour.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Max. Bitrate
+
| align="center"|6000
+
|Maximum bit rate in kilobits/second. 2200Kbps is approximately 1 Gigabyte per hour.
+
|
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
=====Codec (2)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Recording Profiles)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Codec (2)''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|Sampling rate
+
| align="center"|48000
+
|Sets the audio sampling rate for your DSP. Ensure that you choose a sampling rate appropriate for your device. btaudio may only allow 32000.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Type
+
| align="center"|Layer II (preset)
+
|(not changeable in this menu)
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Bitrate
+
| align="center"|384 kbps
+
|Sets the audio bitrate.
+
|Possible values (in kbps) are:<br>384, 32, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320
+
 
+
|-
+
|SAP/Bilingual
+
| align="center"|Main Language
+
|Chooses the language(s) to record when two languages are broadcast. Only Layer II supports the recording of two languages (Dual). Requires ivtv 0.4.0 or later.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*Main Language
+
*SAP Language
+
*Dual
+
 
+
|-
+
|Volume (%)
+
| align="center"|90
+
|Volume of the recording
+
|
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
 
+
====Recording Priorities====
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Recording Priorities)
+
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
=====Set Recording Priorities=====
+
======Scheduler Options======
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Recording Priorities->Set Recording Priorities)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Scheduler Options''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|Reschedule Higher Priorities<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Checked
+
|Move higher priority programs to other cards and showings when resolving conflicts. This can be used to record lower priority programs that would otherwise not be recorded, but risks
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Avoid back to back recordings from different channels<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If set, the scheduler will avoid assigning shows from different channels to the same card if their end time and start time match. This will be allowed when necessary in order to resolve conflicts.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Default 'Start Early' minutes for new recording rules
+
| align="center"|0
+
|Set this to '0' unless you expect that the majority of your show times will not match your TV listings. This sets the initial start early or start late time when rules are created. These can then be
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Default 'End Late' minutes for new recording rules
+
| align="center"|0
+
|Set this to '0' unless you expect that the majority of your show times will not match your TV listings. This sets the initial end late or end early time when rules are created. These can then be
+
|
+
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Preferred Input Priority
 
|Preferred Input Priority
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|Additional priority when a showing matches the preferred input selected in the 'Scheduling Options' section of the recording rule.
 
|Additional priority when a showing matches the preferred input selected in the 'Scheduling Options' section of the recording rule.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|HDTV Recording Priority
 
|HDTV Recording Priority
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|Additional priority when a showing is marked as an HDTV broadcast in the TV listings.
 
|Additional priority when a showing is marked as an HDTV broadcast in the TV listings.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Widescreen Recording Priority
 
|Widescreen Recording Priority
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|Additional priority when a showing is marked as widescreen in the TV listings.
 
|Additional priority when a showing is marked as widescreen in the TV listings.
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|Automatic Priority Range (+/-)
 
| align="center"|0
 
|Up to this number of priority points may be added for titles that are usually watched soon after recording or subtracted for titles that are often watched several days or weeks later.
 
|
 
 
 
|}
 
|}
 
+
====Accessibility Options====
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
(Setup->Video->Recording Priorities->Set Recording Priorities)
======Accessibility Options======
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Recording Priorities->Set Recording Priorities)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Accessibility Options''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Sign Language Recording Priority
 
|Sign Language Recording Priority
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|Additional priority when a showing is marked as having in-vision sign language.
 
|Additional priority when a showing is marked as having in-vision sign language.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|In-vision Subtitles Recording Priority
 
|In-vision Subtitles Recording Priority
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|Additional priority when a showing is marked as having in-vision subtitles.
 
|Additional priority when a showing is marked as having in-vision subtitles.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Subtitles/CC Recording Priority
 
|Subtitles/CC Recording Priority
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|Additional priority when a showing is marked as having subtitles or closed captioning (CC) available.
 
|Additional priority when a showing is marked as having subtitles or closed captioning (CC) available.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Hard of Hearing Priority
 
|Hard of Hearing Priority
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|Additional priority when a showing is marked as having support for viewers with impaired hearing.
 
|Additional priority when a showing is marked as having support for viewers with impaired hearing.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Audio Described Priority
 
|Audio Described Priority
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|Additional priority when a showing is marked as being Audio Described.
 
|Additional priority when a showing is marked as being Audio Described.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|}
 
|}
 +
====Set Channel Recording Priorities====
 +
'''Prioritize some channels over others'''<br>
 +
(Setup->Video->Recording Priorities->Set Channel Recording Priorities)
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
This displays a list of all channels on all sources. By default all channels have a priority of 0. To prefer some channels over others in case the same show is on two or more channels, increase their priority.
  
======Recording Type Priority Settings======
+
To change the priority of a channel, scroll down to the channel using up/down arrows, then change the priority using left/right arrows.
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Recording Priorities->Set Recording Priorities)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Recording Type Priority Settings''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
  
|-
+
Channel priorities can also be changed from a browser using MythWeb.
|Single Recordings Priority
+
====Custom Priority====
| align="center"|1
+
'''Prioritize some recordings over others'''<br>
|Single Recordings will receive this additional recording priority value.
+
(Setup->Video->Recording Priorities->Custom Priority)
|
+
  
|-
+
Here you can use SQL statements to change the priority based on attributes of the program, channel, hardware, etc. This is an advanced use and requires an understanding of SQL and the MythTV database. There are examples that you can select, but these are examples only, you will need to modify them to make them useful.
|Override Recordings Priority
+
| align="center"|0
+
|Override Recordings will receive this additional recording priority value.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Find One Recordings Priority
+
| align="center"|-1
+
|Find One, Find Weekly and Find Daily recording types will receive this additional recording priority value.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Weekslot Recordings Priority
+
| align="center"|0
+
|Weekslot Recordings will receive this additional recording priority value.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Timeslot Recordings Priority
+
| align="center"|0
+
|Timeslot Recordings will receive this additional recording priority value.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Channel Recordings Priority
+
| align="center"|0
+
|Channel Recordings will receive this additional recording priority value.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|All Recordings Priority
+
| align="center"|0
+
|The 'All' Recording type will receive this additional recording priority value.
+
|
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
 
+
=====Set Channel Recording Priorities=====
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Recording Priorities->Set Channel Recording Priorities)
+
 
+
*Enter this menu to alter the recording priorities of one channel over another (in case of conflicts).
+
 
+
 
+
=====Custom Priority Rules=====
+
(Setup->TV Settings->Recording Priorities->Custom Priority Rules)
+
  
*Enter this menu to establish custom priority recording rules.
+
The mechanism of setting up a rule is as follows
 
#Give the rule a name.
 
#Give the rule a name.
#Specify it's Priority Change
+
#Specify it's Priority Change.
#Add one or more clauses to actually specify the rule.
+
#Add one or more clauses to actually specify the rule. The clauses must follow SQL rules and be separated by AND or OR, and can use parentheses.
 +
#Use the ''test'' button to check the SQL syntax.
 +
#Install the rule.
 +
#Go to "Upcoming Recordings" to see if your rule is doing what you expect.
  
===Media Settings===
+
==Media Settings==
 +
'''Configure music, video, and other media plugins'''<br>
 
(Setup->Media Settings)
 
(Setup->Media Settings)
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====Music Settings====
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===Music Settings===
 +
'''Configure playback and CD ripping'''<br>
 
(Setup->Media Settings->Music Settings)
 
(Setup->Media Settings->Music Settings)
=====General Settings=====
 
  
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This is only visible if the mythmusic plugin is installed.
======General Settings (1)======
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===Music Tools===
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'''Select, import, or play music'''<br>
(Setup->Media Settings->Music Settings->General Settings)
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Music Tools)
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| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''General Settings (1)''' </font>
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|-
+
! |Setting
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! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
  
|-
+
This is only visible if the mythmusic plugin is installed.
|Directory to hold music
+
===Videos Settings===
| align="center"|/var/lib/mythtv/music/
+
'''Configure playback and metadata'''<br>
|This directory must exist, and the user running MythMusic needs to have write permission to the directory.
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Videos Settings)
|
+
  
|-
+
====General Settings====
|Audio device
+
'''File Paths and general options'''<br>
| align="center"|default
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Videos Settings->General Settings)
|Audio Device used for playback. 'default' will use the device specified in MythTV.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*default
+
*/dev/dsp
+
*/dev/adsp
+
  
|-
+
=====General Settings (1/4)=====
|Upconvert stereo to 5.1 surround<br>(checkbox)
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Videos Settings->General Settings)
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|MythTV can upconvert stereo tracks to 5.1 audio. Set this option to enable it by default. You can enable or disable the upconversion during playback at anytime.
+
|
+
  
|-
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Videos can be played from the videos storage group on the backend or from local storage on the frontend. If you are storing videos on the backend you need not fill this in, you can leave the defaults.
|CD device
+
| align="center"|default
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|CDRom device used for ripping/playback.
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|
+
  
 +
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 
|-
 
|-
|Automatically lookup CDs<br>(checkbox)
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|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
| align="center"|Checked
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
|Automatically lookup an audio CD if it is present and show its information in the Music Selection Tree.
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
|
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Automatically play CDs<br>(checkbox)
+
|Directories that hold videos
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center" |(blank)
|Automatically put a new CD on the playlist and start playing the CD.
+
|This directory must exist, and the user running the frontend needs to have read/write permission to the directory.
|
+
|You can specify multiple directories separated by colons (:). The directory does not need to exist.
 
+
|-
+
|Use Keyboard/Remote Accelerated Buttons<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Checked
+
|If this is not set, you will need to use arrow keys to select and activate various functions.
+
|
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
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======General Settings (2)======
+
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(Setup->Media Settings->Music Settings->General Settings)
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{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
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| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''General Settings (2)''' </font>
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|-
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! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|Tree Sorting
+
| align="center"|splitartist artist album title
+
|Order in which to sort the Music Tree. Possible values are a space-separated list of genre, splitartist, splitartist1, artist, album, and title OR the keyword "directory" to indicate that the
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Number of Artists Tree Groups
+
| align="center"|Few
+
|Determines how manny groups we have in the artist tree. Few gives 'A B C D' as per the old behaviour, average gives two letters per group, many gives one letter per group.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Filename Format
+
| align="center"|GENRE/ARTIST/ALBUM/TRACK_TITLE
+
|Directory and filename Format used to grab information if no ID3 information is found. Accepts GENRE, ARTIST, ALBUM, TITLE, ARTIST_TITLE and TRACK_TITLE.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Ignore ID3 Tags<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If set, MythMusic will skip checking ID3 tags in files and just try to determine Genre, Artist, Album, and Track number and title from the filename.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Tag Encoding
+
| align="center"|UTF-16
+
|Some mp3 players don't understand tags encoded in UTF8 or UTF16, this setting allows you to change the encoding format used. Currently applies only to ID3 tags.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*UTF-16
+
*UTF-8
+
*ASCII
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
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======CD Recording Settings======
+
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+
(Setup->Media Settings->Music Settings->General Settings)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
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| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''CD Recording Settings''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|Enable CD Writing<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Checked
+
|Requires a SCSI or an IDE-SCSI CD Writer.
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|
+
 
+
|-
+
|CD-Writer Device
+
| align="center"|default
+
|Select the SCSI or IDE Device for CD Writing. 'default' will let the MediaMonitor choose a device.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Disk Size
+
| align="center"|650MB/75min
+
|Default CD Capacity.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*650MB/75min
+
*700MB/80min
+
 
+
|-
+
|Enable directories on MP3 Creation<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Checked
+
|(none)
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|CD Write Speed
+
| align="center"|Auto
+
|CD Writer speed. Auto will use the recommended speed.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*Auto
+
*1x
+
*2x
+
*4x
+
*8x
+
*16x
+
 
+
|-
+
|CD Blanking Type
+
| align="center"|Fast
+
|Blanking Method. Fast takes 1 minute. Complete can take up to 20 minutes.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*Fast
+
*Complete
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
 
+
=====Player Settings=====
+
 
+
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+
======Playback Settings======
+
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+
(Setup->Media Settings->Music Settings->Player Settings)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
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| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Playback Settings''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|Play mode
+
| align="center"|Normal
+
|Starting shuffle mode for the player. Can be either normal, random, intelligent (random), or Album
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Resume mode
+
| align="center"|Off
+
|Resume playback at either the beginning of the active play queue, the beginning of the last track, an exact point within the last track.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*Off
+
*Track
+
*Exact
+
 
+
|-
+
|Action on exit
+
| align="center"|Prompt
+
|Specify what action to take when exiting mythmusic plugin.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*Prompt
+
*Stop Playing
+
*Keep Playing
+
 
+
|-
+
|Maximum Search Results
+
| align="center"|300
+
|Used to limit the number of results returned when using the search feature.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Show Song Ratings<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|Show song ratings on the playback screen.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Show entire music tree<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If selected, you can navigate your entire music tree from the playing screen. N.B. Does not work with accelerated buttons disabled.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|List as Shuffled<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|List songs on the playback screen in the order they will be played.
+
|
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
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+
======Playback Settings (2)======
+
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+
(Setup->Media Settings->Music Settings->Player Settings)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Playback Settings (2)''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|Rating Weight
+
| align="center"|35
+
|Used in "Smart" Shuffle mode. This weighting affects how much strength is given to your rating of a given track when ordering a group of songs.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Play Count Weight
+
| align="center"|25
+
|Used in "Smart" Shuffle mode. This weighting affects how much strength is given to how many times a given track has been played when ordering a group of songs.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Last Play Weight
+
| align="center"|25
+
|Used in "Smart" Shuffle mode. This weighting affects how much strength is given to how long it has been since a given track was played when ordering a group of songs.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Random Weight
+
| align="center"|15
+
|Used in "Smart" Shuffle mode. This weighting affects how much strength is given to good old (pseudo-)randomness when ordering a group of songs.
+
|
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
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+
======Visualization Settings======
+
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+
(Setup->Media Settings->Music Settings->Player Settings)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Visualization Settings''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|Visualizations
+
| align="center"|(blank)
+
|List of visualizations to use during playback. Click the button below to edit this list.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Edit Visualizations<br>(button)
+
| align="center"|
+
|Edit the list of visualizations to use during playback.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Change Visualizer on each song<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|Change the visualizer when the song changes.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Show Album Art at the start of each song<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|When the song changes and the new song has an album art image, display it in the visualizer for a short period.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Randomize Visualizer order<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|On changing the visualizer pick a new one at random.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Delay before Visualizations start (seconds)
+
| align="center"|0
+
|If set to 0, visualizations will never automatically start.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Width for Visual Scaling
+
| align="center"|1
+
|If set to "2", visualizations will be scaled in half. Currently only used by the goom visualization. Reduces CPU load on slower machines.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Height for Visual Scaling
+
| align="center"|1
+
|If set to "2", visualizations will be scaled in half. Currently only used by the goom visualization. Reduces CPU load on slower machines.
+
|
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
 
+
=====Ripper Settings=====
+
 
+
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+
======CD Ripper Settings======
+
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+
(Setup->Media Settings->Music Settings->Ripper Settings)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''CD Ripper Settings''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|Paranoia Level
+
| align="center"|Full
+
|Paranoia level of the CD ripper. Set to faster if you're not concerned about possible errors in the audio.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*Full
+
*Faster
+
 
+
|-
+
|File storage location
+
| align="center"|ARTIST/ALBUM/TRACK-TITLE
+
|Defines the location/name for new songs. Valid tokens are: GENRE, ARTIST, ALBUM, TRACK, TITLE, YEAR.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Replace ' ' with '_'<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If set, whitespace characters in filenames will be replaces with underscore characters.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Script Path
+
| align="center"|(blank)
+
|If present this script will be executed after a CD Rip is completed.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Automatically eject CDs after ripping<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Checked
+
|If set, the CD tray will automatically open after the CD has been ripped.
+
|
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
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+
======CD Ripper Settings (part 2)======
+
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+
(Setup->Media Settings->Music Settings->Ripper Settings)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''CD Ripper Settings (part 2)''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|Encoding
+
| align="center"|Ogg Vorbis
+
|Audio encoder to use for CD ripping. Note that the quality level 'Perfect' will use the FLAC encoder.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*Ogg Vorbis
+
*Lame (MP3)
+
 
+
|-
+
|Default Rip Quality
+
| align="center"|Low
+
|Default quality for new CD rips.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*Low
+
*Medium
+
*High
+
*Perfect
+
 
+
|-
+
|Use variable bitrates<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If set, the MP3 encoder will use variable bitrates (VBR) except for the low quality setting. The Ogg encoder will always use variable bitrates.
+
|
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
 
+
====Videos Settings====
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Video Settings)
+
=====General Settings=====
+
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+
======General Settings (1/4)======
+
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+
(Setup->Media Settings->Video Settings->General Settings)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''General Settings (1/4)''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
|-
+
|Directory that holds videos
+
| align="center"|/var/lib/mythtv/videos
+
|Multiple directories can be separated ':'. Each directory must exist and be readable by the user running MythVideo.
+
|
+
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Directory that holds movie trailers
 
|Directory that holds movie trailers
| align="center"|~/.mythtv/MythVideo/Trailers
+
| align="center"|/home/(your id)/.mythtv/Video/Trailers
|This directory must exist, and the user running MythVideo needs to have read/write permission to the directory.
+
|This directory must exist, and the user running the fontend needs to have read/write permission to the directory.
|
+
|The directory does not need to exist if you are using videos served from the backend.
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Directory that holds movie posters
 
|Directory that holds movie posters
| align="center"|~/.mythtv/MythVideo/CoverArt
+
| align="center"|/home/(your id)/.mythtv/Video/CoverArt
|This directory must exist, and the user running MythVideo needs to have read/write permission to this directory.
+
|This directory must exist, and the user running the fontend needs to have read/write permission to this directory.
|
+
|The directory does not need to exist if you are using videos served from the backend.
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Directory that holds movie screenshots
 
|Directory that holds movie screenshots
| align="center"|~/.mythtv/MythVideo/Screenshots
+
| align="center"|/home/(your id)/.mythtv/Video/Screenshots
|This directory must exist, and the user running MythVideo needs to have read/write permission to this directory.
+
|This directory must exist, and the user running the fontend needs to have read/write permission to this directory.
|
+
|The directory does not need to exist if you are using videos served from the backend.
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Directory that holds movie/TV Banners
 
|Directory that holds movie/TV Banners
| align="center"|~/.mythtv/MythVideo/Banners
+
| align="center"|/home/(your id)/.mythtv/Video/Banners
|This directory must exist, and the user running MythVideo needs to have read/write permission to this directory.
+
|This directory must exist, and the user running the fontend needs to have read/write permission to this directory.
|
+
|The directory does not need to exist if you are using videos served from the backend.
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Directory that holds movie fanart
 
|Directory that holds movie fanart
| align="center"|~/.mythtv/MythVideo/Fanart
+
| align="center"|/home/(your id)/.mythtv/Video/Fanart
|This directory must exist, and the user running MythVideo needs to have read/write permission to this directory.
+
|This directory must exist, and the user running the fontend needs to have read/write permission to this directory.
|
+
|The directory does not need to exist if you are using videos served from the backend.
 
+
 
|}
 
|}
 +
=====General Settings (2/4)=====
 +
(Setup->Media Settings->Videos Settings->General Settings)
  
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+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
======General Settings (2/4)======
+
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+
(Setup->Media Settings->Video Settings->General Settings)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''General Settings (2/4)''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|On DVD insertion
 
|On DVD insertion
| align="center"|Display play DVD option
+
| align="center" |Display MythDVD menu
|Media Monitoring should be turned on to allow this feature (Setup->General->CD/DVD Monitor).
+
|Media Monitoring should be turned on to allow this feature (Setup -&gt; General -&gt; CD/DVD Monitor).
|Possible values are:
+
|This will be on by default unless you add the device to the list in Setup->General->Media Monitor
*Display play DVD option
+
Options are:
 +
*Display MythDVD menu
 
*Do nothing
 
*Do nothing
 
*Play DVD
 
*Play DVD
*Rip DVD
 
 
 
|-
 
|-
|DVD Drive Speed
+
|Video Tree remembers last selected position
| align="center"|(varies)
+
| align="center" |Not Checked
|Set DVD Drive Speed during DVD Playback. Speed is in multiples of 177KB/s. Slower speeds may reduce drive noise but in some cases it causes playback to stutter.
+
|If set, the current position in the Video Tree is persistent.
 
|
 
|
 +
|}
 +
=====General Settings (3/4)=====
 +
(Setup->Media Settings->Videos Settings->General Settings)
  
 +
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 
|-
 
|-
|Enable DVD Bookmark Support<br>(checkbox)
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
|Enable the setting and skipping to of a bookmark in DVD playback.
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
|(The following menu items only appear if this box is checked.)
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|DVD Bookmark Prompt<br>(checkbox)
+
| colspan="4" align="left" | '''Parental Control Settings'''
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|Display a prompt to choose whether to play the DVD from the beginning or from the bookmark.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Remove DVD Bookmarks Older than (days)
+
| align="center"|10
+
|Delete DVD Bookmarks that are older than the number of days specified.
+
|
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
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+
 
+
======General Settings (3/4)======
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Video Settings->General Settings)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''General Settings (3/4)''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Starting Parental Level
 
|Starting Parental Level
Line 2,809: Line 1,772:
 
*3
 
*3
 
*4 - Highest
 
*4 - Highest
 
+
|-
 +
|Parental Level 4 PIN
 +
| align="center"|(blank)
 +
|This PIN is used to enter Parental Control Level 4 as well as the Video Manager. Setting this value to all numbers will make your life much easier.
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Parental Level 3 PIN
 
|Parental Level 3 PIN
Line 2,815: Line 1,782:
 
|This PIN is used to enter Parental Control Level 3. Setting this value to all numbers will make your life much easier.
 
|This PIN is used to enter Parental Control Level 3. Setting this value to all numbers will make your life much easier.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Parental Level 2 PIN
 
|Parental Level 2 PIN
Line 2,821: Line 1,787:
 
|This PIN is used to enter Parental Control Level 2. Setting this value to all numbers will make your life much easier.
 
|This PIN is used to enter Parental Control Level 2. Setting this value to all numbers will make your life much easier.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Aggressive Parental Control<br>(checkbox)
+
|Aggressive Parental Control
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
 
|If set, you will not be able to return to this screen and reset the Parental PIN without first entering the current PIN. You have been warned.
 
|If set, you will not be able to return to this screen and reset the Parental PIN without first entering the current PIN. You have been warned.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|}
 
|}
 +
=====General Settings (3/4)=====
 +
(Setup->Media Settings->Videos Settings->General Settings)
  
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+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
======General Settings (4/4)======
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Video Settings->General Settings)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''General Settings (4/4)''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Enable automatic Parental Level from rating<br>(checkbox)
+
|Enable automatic Parental Level from rating
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
 
|If enabled, searches will automatically set the Parental Level to the one matching the rating below.
 
|If enabled, searches will automatically set the Parental Level to the one matching the rating below.
|(The following menu items only appear if this box is checked.)
+
|The following menu items only appear if this box is checked.
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Level 1
 
|Level 1
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|Ratings containing these strings (separated by :) will be assigned to Parental Level 1.
 
|Ratings containing these strings (separated by :) will be assigned to Parental Level 1.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Level 2
 
|Level 2
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|Ratings containing these strings (separated by :) will be assigned to Parental Level 2.
 
|Ratings containing these strings (separated by :) will be assigned to Parental Level 2.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Level 3
 
|Level 3
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|Ratings containing these strings (separated by :) will be assigned to Parental Level 3.
 
|Ratings containing these strings (separated by :) will be assigned to Parental Level 3.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Level 4
 
|Level 4
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|Ratings containing these strings (separated by :) will be assigned to Parental Level 4.
 
|Ratings containing these strings (separated by :) will be assigned to Parental Level 4.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|}
 
|}
 
+
====Player Settings====
 
+
'''Player Applications and Optical Drives'''<br>
=====Player Settings=====
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Videos Settings->Player Settings)
 
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Video Settings->Player Settings)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Player Settings''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Default Player
 
| Default Player
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|Possible values:
 
|Possible values:
 
*mplayer -fs -zoom -quiet -vo xv %s
 
*mplayer -fs -zoom -quiet -vo xv %s
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|DVD Player
 
|DVD Player
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|This can be any command to launch a DVD player. Internal is the default. For other players, %d will be substituted for the DVD device (e.g. /dev/dvd).
 
|This can be any command to launch a DVD player. Internal is the default. For other players, %d will be substituted for the DVD device (e.g. /dev/dvd).
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|DVD Drive
 
|DVD Drive
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|This device must exist, and the user playing the DVD needs to have read permission on the device. 'default' will let the MediaMonitor choose a device.
 
|This device must exist, and the user playing the DVD needs to have read permission on the device. 'default' will let the MediaMonitor choose a device.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|VCD Player
+
|Blu-ray Mount
| align="center"|mplayer vcd:// -cdrom-device %d -fs -zoom -vo xv
+
| align="center"|/media/cdrom
|This can be any command to launch a VCD player. The Internal player will not play VCDs. %d will be substituted for the VCD device (e.g. /dev/cdrom).
+
|This path is the location your operating system mounts Blu-ray discs.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|VCD Drive
+
|Blu-ray Region
| align="center"|default
+
| align="center"|No Region
|This device must exist, and the user playing the VCD needs to have read permission on the device. 'default' will let the MediaMonitor choose a device.
+
|Some Blu-ray discs require that a player region be explicitly set. Only change the value from &apos;No Region&apos; if you encounter a disc which fails to play citing a region mismatch.
 +
|Available values:
 +
*No Region
 +
*Region A: The Americas, Southeast Asia, Japan
 +
*Region B: Europe, Middle East, Africa, Oceania
 +
*Region C: Eastern Europe, Central and South Asia
 +
|-
 +
|Enable Alternate Player
 +
| align="center"|Not Checked
 
|
 
|
 
+
|The following item only appears if this box is checked.
|-
+
|Enable Alternate Player<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|(none)
+
|(The following menu item only appears if this box is checked.)
+
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Alternate Player
 
|Alternate Player
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|If for some reason the default player doesn't play a video, you can play it in an alternate player by selecting 'Play in Alternate Player'.
 
|If for some reason the default player doesn't play a video, you can play it in an alternate player by selecting 'Play in Alternate Player'.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|}
 
|}
 
+
====Metadata Settings====
=====Metadata Settings=====
+
'''Grabber Setup and display preferences'''<br>
(Setup->Media Settings->Video Settings->Metadata Settings)
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Videos Settings->Metadata Settings)
 
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
<font color="#000000">
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''Video Metadata Settings''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Movie Grabber
+
|Perform metadata update after video scan
| align="center"|TheMovieDB APIv2 Query (vo....
+
| align="center"|Checked
|This is the script used to search for and download Movie Metadata.
+
|If set, every time a scan for new videos is performed, a mass metadata update of the collection will also occur.
|Possible values are:
+
*TheMovieDB APIv2 Query (vo....
+
*KinoX Query (v0.04) by Denys...
+
*Alpacine Query (v1.1) by Alvar...
+
*Allocine Query (v2.05) by Xavie...
+
 
+
|-
+
|TV Grabber
+
| align="center"|The TVDB.com Query (v1.0.9) b...
+
|This is the script used to search for and download Television Metadata.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*The TVDB.com Query (v1.0.9) b...
+
 
+
 
+
|-
+
|Enable Random Trailer Playback<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If set, this will enable a button called "Watch With Trailers" which will play a user-specified number of trailers before the movie.
+
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Trailers to Play
+
|Display unknown file types
| align="center"|0
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
|Number of trailers to play before a film.
+
|If set, all files below the MythVideo directory will be displayed unless their extension is explicitly set to be ignored.
|(This option is only displayed if "Enable Random Trailer Playback" is checked.)
+
 
+
|-
+
|Display unknown file types<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If set, all files below the Myth Video directory will be displayed unless their extension is explicitly set to be ignored.
+
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Enable metadata in file browse mode<br>(checkbox)
+
|Enable metadata in file browse mode
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|Checked
 
|If set along with Browse Files, this will cause the Video List to load any known video metadata from the database. Turning this off can greatly speed up how long it takes to load the Video List tree.
 
|If set along with Browse Files, this will cause the Video List to load any known video metadata from the database. Turning this off can greatly speed up how long it takes to load the Video List tree.
 
|
 
|
 
|}
 
 
 
=====File Types=====
 
 
<font color="#000000">
 
(Setup->Media Settings->Video Settings->File Types)
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
 
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''MythVideo File Associations''' </font>
 
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|Enable Random Trailer Playback
! |Default Value
+
| align="center"|Not Checked
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|If set, this will enable a button called &quot;Watch With Trailers&quot; which will play a user-specified number of trailers before the movie.
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|Extension
+
| align="center"|(many)
+
|Filename extension associated with the following options.
+
|Currently know extensions are:<br>
+
3gp, asf, avi, divx, evo, flv, img, iso, log, m2ts, mkv, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, ogg, ogm, qt, txt, VIDEO_TS, vob, wmv,
+
 
+
|-
+
|Command
+
| align="center"|Internal
+
|Command to use when playing/displaying the indicated file type.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*(blank)
+
*Internal
+
*"Custom command"
+
 
+
|-
+
|Use default player<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|(none)
+
|Use the default player for this file type.
+
 
+
|-
+
|Ignore
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|(none)
+
|Ignore this type of file. (See "Video Metadata Settings -> Display unknown file types".)
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
 
+
=====Rip Settings=====
+
 
+
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
======MTD Settings======
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Video Settings->Rip Settings)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''MTD Settings''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|MTD port number
+
| align="center"|2442
+
|The port number that should be used for communicating with the MTD (Myth Transcoding Daemon)
+
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Nice level for MTD
+
|(Unlabeled) Number of Trailers
| align="center"|20
+
|This determines the priority of the Myth Transcoding Daemon. Higher numbers mean lower priority (more CPU to other tasks).
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Simultaneous Transcode Jobs
+
| align="center"|1
+
|This determines the  number of simultaneous transcode jobs. If set at 1 (the default), there will only be one active job at a time.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Ripped video segments
+
 
| align="center"|0
 
| align="center"|0
|If set to something other than 0, ripped video titles will be broken up into files of this size (in MB). Applies to both perfect quality recordings and intermediate files used for transcoding.
+
|Number of trailers to play before a film.
|
+
|Only displays if above checkbox is checked.
 
+
|-
+
|MTD logs to terminal window<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If set, the MTD (Myth Transcoding Daemon) will log to the window it is started from. Otherwise, it will write to the /var/log/mythtv/mtd.log
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Transcode AC3 Audio<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If set, the MTD (Myth Transcoding Daemon) will, by default, preserve AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio in transcoded files.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Use xvid rather than divx<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Checked
+
|If set, mythdvd will use the (open, free) xvid codes rather than divx whenever possible.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Let transcode determine frame rate<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Checked
+
|If set, transcode will determine the frame rate automatically. If not set, 23.976 is assumed.
+
|
+
 
+
 
|}
 
|}
 
+
====File Types====
 
+
'''Associate new file extensions'''<br>
====Images Settings====
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Videos Settings->File Types)
 
+
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
=====MythGallery Settings (General)=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Images Settings)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''MythGallery Settings (General)''' </font>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
! |Default Value
+
|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
! |Additional Comments
+
|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Directory that holds images
+
|Extension
| align="center"|/var/lib/mythtv/pictures
+
| align="center"|
|This directory must exist and MythGallery needs to have read permission.
+
|Select a file extension from this list to modify or delete its settings.
|
+
|Currently known extensions are:<br>
 
+
3gp, asf, avi, divx, evo, f4v, flv, img, iso, log, m2ts, m4v, mkv, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, mxf, nut, nuv, ogg, ogm, ogv, qt, rm, swf, ts, txt, vob, wmv,
 
|-
 
|-
|Store thumbnails in image directory<br>(checkbox)
+
|Command
| align="center"|Checked
+
|If set, thumbnails are stored in '.thumbcache' directories within the above directory. If cleared, they are stored in your home directory.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Sort order when browsing
+
| align="center"|Name (A-Z alpha)
+
|This is the sort order for the displayed picture thumbnails.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*Name (A-Z alpha)
+
*Reverse Name (Z-A alpha)
+
*Mod Time (earliest first)
+
*Reverse Mod Time (most recent first)
+
 
+
|-
+
|Paths to import images from
+
| align="center"|/media/cdrom:/media/usbdisk
+
|This is a colon separated list of paths. If the path in the list is a directory, its contents will be copied. If it is an executable, it will be run.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Command to run to display movie files
+
 
| align="center"|Internal
 
| align="center"|Internal
|This command is executed whenever a movie file is selected.
+
|The command to use when playing this kind of file.  To use MythTV&apos;s Internal player, use &quot;Internal&quot; as the player.  For all other players, you can use %s to substitute the filename.
 
|
 
|
 
|}
 
 
<font color="#FFFFFF">
 
 
=====MythGallery Settings (Slideshow)=====
 
<font color="#000000">
 
(Setup->Media Settings->Images Settings)
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
 
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''MythGallery Settings (Slideshow)''' </font>
 
 
|-
 
|-
! |Setting
+
|Use default player
! |Default Value
+
| align="center"|(Checked for some)
! |Settings Page's Description
+
|When checked, this will cause the global player settings to override this one.
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|Use OpenGL transitions<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|Check this to enable OpenGL based slideshow transitions.
+
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Slideshow Delay
+
|Ignore
| align="center"|5
+
| align="center"|(Checked for some)
|This is the number of seconds to display each picture.
+
|When checked, this will cause the file extension to be ignored in scans of your library.
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Recurse into directories<br>(checkbox)
+
|New
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
| align="center"|(button)
|Check this to let the slideshow recurse into sub-directories.
+
|Create a new file extension.
|
+
|Create settings for a file extension not yet in the list.
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Overlay caption
+
|Delete
| align="center"|0
+
| align="center"|(button)
|This is the number of seconds to show a caption on top of a full size picture.
+
|Delete this file extension.
|
+
|Delete settings for a file extension in the list.
 
+
 
|-
 
|-
|Type of transition
+
|Done
| align="center"|none
+
| align="center"|(button)
|This is the type of transition used between pictures in slidshow mode.
+
|Save and exit this screen.
|Possible values are:
+
*none
+
*chess board
+
*melt down
+
*sweep
+
*noise
+
*growing
+
*incoming edges
+
*horizontal lines
+
*vertical lines
+
*circle out
+
*multicircle out
+
*spiral in
+
*blobs
+
*random
+
 
+
|-
+
|Type of background
+
| align="center"|theme
+
|This is the type of background for each picture in single view mode.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*theme
+
*black
+
*white
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
 
+
====Archive Files Settings====
+
 
+
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
=====MythArchive Settings=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Archive Files Settings)
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
+
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''MythArchive Settings''' </font>
+
|-
+
! |Setting
+
! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
+
! |Additional Comments
+
 
+
|-
+
|Myth Archive Temp Directory
+
| align="center"|/var/lib/mytharchive/temp/
+
|Location where MythArchive should create its temporary work files. LOTS of free space required here.
+
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|Myth Archive Share Directory
 
| align="center"|/usr/share/mythtv/mytharchive/
 
|Location where MythArchive stores its scripts, intro movies and theme files.
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|Video format
 
| align="center"|NTSC
 
|Video format for DVD recordings, PAL or NTSC.
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|File Selector Filter
 
| align="center"|*.mpg *.mov *.avi *.mpeg *.nuv
 
|The file name filter to use in the file selector.
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|Location of DVD
 
| align="center"|/dev/dvd
 
|Which DVD drive to use when burning discs.
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|DVD Drive Write Speed
 
| align="center"|0
 
|This is the write speed to use when burning a DVD. Set to 0 to allow growisofs to choose the fastest available speed.
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|Command to play DVD
 
| align="center"|Internal
 
|Command to run when test playing a created DVD. 'Internal' will use the internal MythTV player. %f will be replaced with the path to the created DVD structure eg. 'xine -pfhq --no-splash dvd:/%f'.
 
|
 
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
<font color="#FFFFFF">
 
=====MythArchive Settings (2)=====
 
<font color="#000000">
 
(Setup->Media Settings->Archive Files Settings)
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
 
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''MythArchive Settings (2)''' </font>
 
|-
 
! |Setting
 
! |Default Value
 
! |Settings Page's Description
 
! |Additional Comments
 
  
|-
+
===Images Settings===
|Always Encode to AC3<br>(checkbox)
+
'''Configure display of image gallery'''<br>
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Images Settings)
|If set audio tracks will always be re-encoded to AC3 for better compatibility with DVD players in NTSC countries.
+
|
+
  
|-
+
This is only visible if the mythgallery plugin is installed.
|Copy remote files<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If set files on remote filesystems will be copied over to the local filesystem before processing. Speeds processing and reduces bandwidth on the network.
+
|
+
  
|-
+
===Game Settings===
|Always Use Mythtranscode<br>(checkbox)
+
'''Configure playback of games'''<br>
| align="center"|Checked
+
(Setup->Media Settings->Game Settings)
|If set mpeg2 files will always be passed through mythtranscode to clean up any errors. May help to fix some audio problems. Ignored if 'Use ProjectX' is set.
+
|
+
  
|-
+
This is only visible if the mythgame plugin is installed.
|Use ProjectX<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If set ProjectX will be used to cut commercials and split mpeg2 files instead of mythtranscode and mythreplex.
+
|
+
  
|-
+
===Archive Files Settings===
|Add Subtitles<br>(checkbox)
+
'''Configure how to archive video to DVD'''<br>
| align="center"|Unchecked
+
|If available this option will add subtitles to the final DVD. Requires 'Use ProjectX' to be on.
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Use FIFOs<br>(checkbox)
+
| align="center"|Checked
+
|The script will use FIFOs to pass the output of mplex into dvdauthor rather than creating intermediate files. Saves time and disk space during multiplex operations but not supported on
+
|
+
 
+
|-
+
|Default Encoder Profile
+
| align="center"|SP
+
|Default encoding profile to use if a file needs re-encoding.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*SP
+
*LP
+
*EP
+
*HQ
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
<font color="#FFFFFF">
+
=====DVD Menu Settings=====
+
<font color="#000000">
+
 
(Setup->Media Settings->Archive Files Settings)
 
(Setup->Media Settings->Archive Files Settings)
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
 
| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''DVD Menu Settings''' </font>
 
|-
 
! |Setting
 
! |Default Value
 
! |Settings Page's Description
 
! |Additional Comments
 
  
|-
+
This is only visible if the mytharchive plugin is installed.
|Main Menu Aspect Ratio
+
| align="center"|16:9
+
|Aspect ratio to use when creating the main menu.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*16:9
+
*4:3
+
  
|-
+
===MythStream Settings===
|Chapter Menu Aspect Ratio
+
''' '''<br>
| align="center"|Video
+
(Setup->Media Settings->MythStream Settings)
|Aspect ratio to use when creating the chapter menu. Video means use the same aspect ratio as the associated video.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*Video
+
*4:3
+
*16:9
+
  
|-
+
This is only visible if the mythstream plugin is installed.
|Date format
+
| align="center"|Sun Jun 13
+
|Your preferred date format to use on DVD menus. Samples are shown using today's date.
+
|Possible values are:
+
*Sun Jun 13
+
*Sun June 13
+
*Jun 13
+
*06/13
+
*06.13
+
  
|-
+
==System Event Handlers==
|Time format
+
'''Configure System Event handler commands'''<br>
| align="center"|02:04 PM
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(Setup->System Event Handlers)
|Your preferred time format to display on DVD menus. You must choose a format with "AM" or "PM" in it, otherwise your time display will be in 24-hour or "military" time.
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|Possible values are:
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*02:04 PM
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*14:04
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|}
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This is the same setup page that is available in the MythTV backend setup. For a description see [[MythTV System Events]].
  
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==Edit Keys==
=====MythArchive External Commands (1)=====
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'''Change MythTV key bindings'''<br>
<font color="#000000">
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(Setup->Edit Keys)
(Setup->Media Settings->Archive Files Settings)
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{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
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| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''MythArchive External Commands (1)''' </font>
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|-
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! |Setting
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! |Default Value
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! |Settings Page's Description
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! |Additional Comments
+
  
|-
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Here you can dynamically change the key combinations used for controlling the frontend. Changes made here apply to this frontend only and are effective immediately. If you have a remote control that emulates a keyboard and some buttons do not work correctly you can reassign them here. See [[Keybindings]] for a list of keys and their default assignments.
|ffmpeg Command
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| align="center"|ffmpeg
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|Command to run ffmpeg.
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|-
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==Artwork and Data Sources==
|mplex Command
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'''Configure sources of artwork and metadata'''<br>
| align="center"|mplex
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(Setup->Artwork and Data Sources)
|Command to run mplex.
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Most of the values are are already set and cannot be changed. Only 1 check box is available for changing.
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
 
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|dvdauthor Command
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|style="width: 20%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Setting'''
| align="center"|dvdauthor
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|style="width: 10%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Default Value'''
|Command to run dvdauthor.
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Settings Page's Description'''
|
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|style="width: 35%; background-color: #E6E6FF;" align="center"|'''Additional Comments'''
 
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|spumux Command
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|Movie Metadata Source
| align="center"|spumux
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| align="center" |TheMovieDB.org V3
|Command to run spumux. Part of dvdauthor package.
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|Select a source to use when searching for information and artwork about movies.
|
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|There are no selections available. You cannot change the value.
 
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|mpeg2enc Command
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|Television Metadata Source
| align="center"|mpeg2enc
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| align="center" |ThTVDB.com
|Command to run mpeg2enc. Part of mjpegtools package.
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|Select a source to use when searching for information and artwork about television.
|
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|There are no selections available. You cannot change the value.
 
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|}
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<font color="#FFFFFF">
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=====MythArchive External Commands (2)=====
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<font color="#000000">
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(Setup->Media Settings->Archive Files Settings)
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{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
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| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''MythArchive External Commands (2)''' </font>
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|-
 
|-
! |Setting
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|Game Metadata Source
! |Default Value
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| align="center" |(blank)
! |Settings Page's Description
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|Select a source to use when searching for information and artwork about video games.
! |Additional Comments
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|There are no selections available. You cannot set a value.
 
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|mkisofs command
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|Perform daily updates of recording artwork
| align="center"|mkisofs
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| align="center" |Not Checked
|Command to run mkisofs. (Used to create ISO images)
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|If set, the backend will attempt to perform artwork updates for recordings daily. When new seasons begin to record, this will attempt to provide you with fresh, relevant artwork while preserving the artwork assigned to old recordings.
 
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|
 
|-
 
|growisofs command
 
| align="center"|growisofs
 
|Command to run growisofs. (Used to burn DVD's)
 
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|-
 
|tcrequant command
 
| align="center"|tcrequant
 
|Command to run tcrequant (Part of transcode package). Optional - leave blank if you don't have the transcode package installed.
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|jpeg2yuv command
 
| align="center"|jpeg2yuv
 
|Command to run jpeg2yuv. Part of mjpegtools package.
 
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|-
 
|projectx command
 
| align="center"|projectx
 
|Command to run ProjectX. Will be used to cut commercials and split mpegs files instead of mythtranscode and mythreplex.
 
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|}
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==Screen Setup Wizards==
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'''Compensate for TVs with overscan'''<br>
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(Setup->Screen Setup Wizards)
  
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This provides a dynamic and visible way of moving and sizing the screen layout so that it is all visible. This should only be necessary for analog televisions. Digital televisions typically have a setting in the TV set to eliminate overscan if required.
  
===Info Center Settings===
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This page provides a visible method for adjusting the GUI size and offset. These can also be set in [[#Theme / Screen Settings]] under Setup->Appearance.
(Setup->Info Center Settings)
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====Weather Settings====
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====Movie Time Settings====
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This wizard does not work well, and I recommend that you use [[#Theme / Screen Settings]].
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====MythMovies Settings====
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<font color="#000000">
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(Setup->Info Center Settings->Movie Time Settings)
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{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
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| colspan="4" align="center" style="background: #efefef;" | <font size="5"> '''MythMovies Settings''' </font>
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|-
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! |Setting
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! |Default Value
+
! |Settings Page's Description
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! |Additional Comments
+
  
|-
 
|Zip Code
 
| align="center"|00000
 
|Enter your zip code here. MythMovies will use it to find local theaters.
 
|
 
  
|-
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[[Category:Configuring Frontend|1000]]
|Radius
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| align="center"|20
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|Enter the radius (in miles) to search for theaters. Numbers larger than 50 will be reduced to 50.
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|
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|-
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|Grabber
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| align="center"|/usr/bin/ignyte --zip %z --radius %r
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|This is the path to the data grabber to use. If you are in the United States, the default grabber should be fine. If you are elsewhere, you'll need a different grabber. %z will be replaced by
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|
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|}
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===System Event Handlers===
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(Setup->System Event Handlers)
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Latest revision as of 14:24, 22 October 2015

Software-update-available.png This page is up-to-date as of MythTV version 0.27.6, the current release is 0.27.6

Contents

Introduction

Once the software has been installed and the backend is running, you can continue the setup by configuring the frontend. The backend setup need not be complete, all that is necessary is that the backend is running and the database is accessible.

The following sections describe the detailed configuration through the frontend setup screens.

Starting the Frontend

If your frontend has previously been used with another MythTV backend, please remove or rename the ~/.mythtv directory.

Start by launching the frontend, either using the launch icon in the desktop menu or by running mythfrontend. This can be run on the same system as the backend or on another machine that has a network connection to the backend (remote frontend). As long as the backend is running the frontend will find it.

If you see a screen which asks for your Country and Language, then the frontend has failed to find the backend. This could be because your backend is not running, or the backend is on a separate network from the frontend. Also there could be a firewall preventing communication.

If these are correct, you can select your country and language, then proceed to the next screen where you set up database details, after which the frontend will be able to connect to the database and find the backend.

If you see a message that the master backend is not running (but you know it is running), then it is likely that the backend setup has the wrong master backend ip address specified in the General section of setup. If you are using remote frontends, the ip address and master ip address must not be specified as 127.0.0.1, but as the actual external ip address.

Setup Wizard

Perform basic configuration tasks
(Setup->Setup Wizard)

This is optional and does not affect the setup of your system. You can skip this when setting up your system.

The "Setup Wizard" can submit your hardware profile to MythTV, so that they can get statistics on what types of hardware are being used.

General

Core MythTV behavior and system settings
(Setup->General)

Most settings are contained within a database. The first 2 tables (below) configure where that database is located and how to access it. Hence these settings are stored in a separate configuration file (config.xml) - refer to Config.xml for further details. This selection also appears if MythWelcome or MythFrontend are unable to communicate with the database.

Database Configuration 1/2

(Setup->General)

This page will automatically be set up the first time you start the frontend. See the description above #Starting the Frontend. In the event that this does not work you may have to manually enter the information here.

The information entered here is stored in Config.xml.

Setting Default Value Settings Page's Description Additional Comments
Hostname localhost The hostname or IP address of the machine hosting the database. This information is required. In most cases the system will populate this automatically the first time the backend starts. If you are running a single combined backend and frontend, then leave this at its default value of localhost. If you have multiple frontends connecting to this backend enter the ip address or host name of the database server. If you enter a host name it must be resolved using DNS or the hosts file.
Ping test server? Checked Test basic host connectivity using the ping command. Turn off if your host or network don't support ping (ICMP ECHO) packets Leave this checked in all except unusual circumstances.
Port 3306 The port number the database is running on. Leave blank if using the default port (3306). Leave the default in all except unusual circumstances.
Database mythconverg The name of the database. This information is required. In most cases the system will populate this automatically the first time the backend starts. This is the name of the database the MythTV backend uses to store information. Normally you should not need to change this. However, you may choose to have different databases for different reasons, for example, a test database so you can check out configurations, and then put this back to mythconverg later, or a different database depending on user so each user can set an independent look and feel.
User mythtv The user name to use while connecting to the database. This information is required. In most cases the system will populate this automatically the first time the backend starts. You should not have to change this from its default.
Password mythtv The password to use while connecting to the database. This information is required. In most cases the system will populate this automatically the first time the backend starts. Change this to suit your system.

Database Configuration 2/2

(Setup->General)

The information entered here is stored in Config.xml.

Setting Default Value Settings Page's Description Additional Comments
Use custom identifier for frontend preference Not Checked If this frontend's hostname changes often, check this box and provide a network-unique name to identify it. If unchecked, the frontend machine's local hostname will be used to save preferences in the database. The frontend preferences are stored in the database under this name. If you want those preferences to move to another machine or you change your machine hostname, Check this and enter the old hostname below.
Custom identifier my-unique-identifier-goes-here An identifier to use while saving the settings for this frontend. If you selected the above check box, enter a unique name or your old host name here.
Enable Database Server Wakeup Not Checked If checked, the frontend will use database wakeup parameters to reconnect to the database server (Mythbackend) If checked, the front end will use ACPI to wake the database server if the database server is not running at that time. This way you can save power by not having your database server running all the time. You need to enable ACPI wakeup on the database server for this to work.
The following additional options are only displayed if the previous option is checked.
Reconnect time 0 The time in seconds to wait for the server to wake up. Enter a reasonable value for number of seconds to wait between wake up attempts.
Retry attempts 5 The number of retries to wake the server before the frontend gives up. Number of wake up attempts.
Wake command echo 'WOLsqlServerCommand not set' The command executed on this frontend to wake up the database server (eg. sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart). You can use this command:

wakeonlan xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
where xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx is the MAC address of the database server.

Settings Access

(Setup->General)

Setting Default Value Settings Page's Description Additional Comments
Setup Pin Code blank This PIN is used to control access to the setup menus. If you want to use this feature, then setting the value to all numbers will make your life much easier. Set it to blank to disable. If enabled, you will not be able to return to this screen and reset the Setup PIN without first entering the current PIN. Tell the system what the security PIN is here. Don't forget to write it down somewhere so you don't forget. Or back up your database before you set the PIN so you can restore in case you forget.

General

(Setup->General)

Setting Default Value Settings Page's Description Additional Comments
Use line edit virtual keyboards Checked If enabled, you can use a virtual keyboard in MythTV's line edit boxes. To use, hit SELECT (Enter or Space) while a line edit is in focus. Leave this checked to allow typing of names with a remote control device.
Screen shot path /tmp/ Path to screenshot storage location. Should be writable by the frontend Change this if you want to take screen shots from TV shows and store in a different location.

Media Monitor

(Setup->General)

Setting Default Value Settings Page's Description Additional Comments
Ignore devices Blank If there are any devices that you do not want to be monitored, list them here with commas in-between. The plugins will ignore them. Requires restart. If you have multiple DVD drives you could cause some to be ignored this way.

Remote Control

(Setup->General)

Setting Default Value Settings Page's Description Additional Comments
LIRC daemon socket /var/run/lirc/lircd UNIX socket or IP address[:port] to connect in order to communicate with the LIRC Daemon. See LIRC for more information.
Enable Network Remote Control interface Not Checked This enables support for controlling MythFrontend over the network. Using this you can use, for example, an android phone as a remote control while watching TV.
Network Remote Control Port 6546 This specifies what port the Network Remote Control interface will listen on for new connections.
UDP notify port 6948 MythTV will listen for connections from the "mythutil" program on this port.

Airplay Settings

(Setup->General)

Setting Default Value Settings Page's Description Additional Comments
Enable AirPlay Checked AirPlay lets you wirelessly view content on your TV from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or iTunes on your computer. See AirTunes/AirPlay for details.
AirPlay full screen playback Not Checked During music playback, displays album cover and various media information in full screen mode See AirTunes/AirPlay for details.
Only support AirTunes (no video) Not Checked Only stream audio from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or iTunes on your computer See AirTunes/AirPlay for details.
Require password Not Checked 0000 Require a password to use AirPlay. Your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or iTunes on your computer will prompt you when required See AirTunes/AirPlay for details.

Shutdown/Reboot Settings

(Setup->General)

Setting Default Value Settings Page's Description Additional Comments
Idle time before entering standby mode (minutes) 90 Number of minutes to wait when the frontend is idle before entering standby mode. Standby mode allows the backend to power down if configured to do so. Any remote or mouse input will cause the countdown to start again and/or exit idle mode. Video playback suspends the countdown. A value of zero prevents the frontend automatically entering standby.
Customize exit menu options Default By default, only remote frontends are shown the shutdown option on the exit menu. Here you can force specific shutdown and reboot options to be displayed. Options are: Default, Show quit, Show quit and shutdown, Show quit, reboot and shutdown, Show shutdown, Show reboot, Show reboot and shutdown
Halt command Blank Optional. Script to run if you select the shutdown option from the exit menu, if the option is displayed. You must configure an exit key to display the exit menu.
Reboot command Blank Optional. Script to run if you select the reboot option from the exit menu, if the option is displayed. You must configure an exit key to display the exit menu.

Appearance

Pick the menu layout, font, size, and locale
(Setup->Appearance)

Theme / Screen Settings

(Setup->Appearance)

Setting Default Value Settings Page's Description Additional Comments
Paint engine Qt This selects what MythTV uses to draw. Choosing 'Auto' is recommended, unless running on systems with broken OpenGL implementations (broken hardware or drivers or windowing systems) where only Qt works. Options are Qt, Auto, OpenGL. Be very careful before changing this. If you change it to Auto or OpenGL and the system hangs the only way to repair the situation is by running this database query:

delete from mythconverg.settings where hostname = 'xxxxxxxx' and value = 'ThemePainter';
where 'xxxxxxxx' is your host name.
Instead of running the database query you can edit the ~/.mythtv/config/xml file and change the setting <LocalHostName>my-unique-identifier-goes-here</LocalHostName>, putting in a new unique name in place of my-unique-identifier-goes-here, and then starting frontend setup from the beginning again.

Menu Theme Default Options are Classic, Default, DVR, Media Center Menu Theme. You can choose between different menu layouts. You can also create your own customized menu theme. See Menu theme development guide.
GUI width (pixels) 0 The width of the GUI. Do not make the GUI wider than your actual screen resolution. Set to 0 to automatically scale to fullscreen. If you are watching on a TV screen you may see the edges of the GUI display are missing. If it is a modern digital TV there may be a setting in the TV itself to fix this (i.e. eliminate overscan). If the TV setting cannot fix it or if you are using an analog TV you can adjust the size of the GUI here so that you can see all of it. The best way is by trial and error. Start by putting your screen resolution in the width and height. Arrow down to "Next", and press enter until it shows "Finish" and once more. You will see the result of your adjustment. Go into Setup->Appearance again and make further adjustments.
GUI height (pixels) 0 The height of the GUI. Do not make the GUI taller than your actual screen resolution. Set to 0 to automatically scale to fullscreen.
GUI X offset 0 The horizontal offset where the GUI will be displayed. May only work if run in a window.
GUI Y offset 0 The vertical offset where the GUI will be displayed.
Use GUI size for TV playback Checked If enabled, use the above size for TV, otherwise use full screen. If you have set GUI sizes or offsets above, this will shrink the playback picture as well as the GUI.
Hide Mouse Cursor in MythTV Not Checked Toggles mouse cursor visibility for touchscreens. By default MythTV will auto-hide the cursor if the mouse doesn't move for a period, this setting disables the cursor entirely.
Use window border Not Checked Toggles between windowed and borderless operation.
Use fixed window size Checked If disabled, the video playback window can be resized
Always On Top Not Checked If enabled, MythTV will always be on top </