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MythTV by default holds all its recordings the /mnt/store directory
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{{UpToDate 0.27}}
  
You can browse these recordings in Main Screen-> Media Library-> Watch Recordings from Mythfrontend.
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==List of Recordings==
  
MythTV will show a preview of your recordings if this has been enabled under TV Settings->Playback->View Recordings.
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You can view a list of your recordings in Media Library-> Watch Recordings from Mythfrontend. Depending on your theme these can be shown in different ways.
  
==Play Recording Groups==
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If you have download of metadata enabled, pictures from the series will show as background in some themes.  
You can play a collection of recordings for example all episodes of a particular series.
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The recordings are organized into Recording Groups on the left of the screen. The Group "All Programmes" contains all recordings. Use the [[Image:RemoteUp.png]] [[Image:RemoteDown.png]] keys to select the recording group. Press the [[Image:RemoteSelect.png]] key to play that group of recordings
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==Play Individual Recordings==
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===MythCenter Wide===
[[Image:RecordingsBrowse.jpg]]
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[[Image:Recordings_MCwide.png]]
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===Steppes===
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[[Image:Recordings_Stepp.png]]
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===Terra===
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[[Image:Recordings_Terra.png]]
  
Individual recordings from each recording group are on the right of the screen. Use the [[Image:RemoteRight.png]] [[Image:RemoteLeft.png]] keys to move between the Recording Groups and recordings. Once you are in the recordings pane, use the [[Image:RemoteUp.png]] [[Image:RemoteDown.png]] keys to move between recordings. Press the [[Image:RemoteSelect.png]] key to play that recording.
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==Navigating the List==
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The recordings are organized into Recording Groups and Shows. Use the left, right, up and down arrows to navigate between the list of shows and the episodes of a show. Use the fast forward and rewind keys ("<" and ">" on a keyboard) to navigate between recording groups. The Recording Group names may be displayed across the top depending on the theme. If they are not displayed across the top, the names are visible in the entry for ''All Programs'' as for example ''All Programs - Default'' (''Default'' recording group) as you navigate through the recording groups. 
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==Hidden Groups==
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There are two groups which are not shown and are not accessed via the fast forward and rewind buttons. These are ''Live TV'' and ''Deleted''. You can select these groups, or any other group, by pressing ''Menu'' (M) and selecting ''Change Group Filter''. If you accidentally deleted a show, you can for a period of time find it in the ''Deleted'' group and play it or press ''Menu'' and undelete it. Anything that you had watched on Live TV is in the ''Live TV'' group where you can watch it again, or move it to another group if you want to keep it. The length of time that Live TV and deleted recordings are kept is set in Front End Setup-> Video-> General (Auto Expire). See [[Configuring_Frontend#General_.28Auto-Expire.29]].
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===Searching Navigation===
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Using a keyboard one can rapidly search the Recordings using the key combination of Ctrl+S to bring up a "search list" window.
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==Play Recordings==
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Once you have navigated to a recording in the list, play it by pressing ''Select'' or ''Play''.
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===Moving Around===
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You can use ''Fast Forward'' and ''Rewind'' to move around a recording. Another way, which many find more useful, is skip forward and back. The forward arrow skips forward and back arrow skips backward. Up and down arrows skip by a larger amount. To skip forward a certain number of minutes, enter the number with the numeric keypad and press right arrow. The ''Play'' button toggles the Pause state.
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You can set a bookmark using ''Select''. Also you can configure the frontend to automatically set a bookmark if you exit during playback. That way when you go to play that recording again it will resume where you left off. Use Setup-> Video-> Playback General Playback (2/8) ''Action on playback exit''.
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===Changing Volume===
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Changing of volume through MythTV may not work in all cases, particularly if you are using digital output. Changing volume this way is only enabled if you have selected to use internal audio controls, using Frontend Setup -> Audio Audio Mixer. See [[Configuring_Frontend#Audio_Mixer]].
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Press [[Image:RemoteVolup.png]]/[[Image:RemoteVoldown.png]] to increase/decrease the volume.
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Press [[Image:RemoteMute.png]] to toggle the audio mute
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[[Image:LivetvVol.jpg]]
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The OSD will show the volume.
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===Changing Aspect Ratio===
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You can step through the different screen [[aspect ratio]]s with the [[Image:RemoteZoom.png]] key. This cam also be accessed from the Menu (M key) in case your remote does not have a Zoom key.
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Note that this should not be necessary unless the transmitter has broadcast the signal with the wrong aspect ratio. Normally MythTV will detect the correct aspect ratio from the input and display it correctly. If your aspect ratio is consistently wrong,  you may have a video driver problem, or you may have your frontend settings incorrect.
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{| class="wikitable"
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|4:3
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|Classic TV Aspect Ratio
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|16:9
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|True Anamorphic Widescreen
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|14:9 
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|Can be used by some stations as a compromise between 4:3 and 16:9. This is a useful setting to correct the picture when the broadcast station has compressed it to display school closing information along the bottom.
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|2.35:1
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|Used for cinematic movies.
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|}
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===Manual Zoom Mode===
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You can select Manual Zoom mode from the menu while watching live TV or a recording. Left, right, up, down arrows move the entire picture on the screen. Page Up and Page Down adjust the amount of zoom. This is useful when the picture is displayed in a small letterbox format in the middle of the screen with black border, or for getting rid of distracting messages that some stations may display across the bottom of the picture.
  
 
==Recording Playlists==
 
==Recording Playlists==
  
 
MythTV allows you to create Playlists of recordings. You can select complete recording groups to add to the playlist, or individual recordings. This is useful if you need to keep the kids entertained for more than a few hours.
 
MythTV allows you to create Playlists of recordings. You can select complete recording groups to add to the playlist, or individual recordings. This is useful if you need to keep the kids entertained for more than a few hours.
 
  
 
===Adding Recording Groups To The Playlist===
 
===Adding Recording Groups To The Playlist===
  
Press [[Image:RemoteMenu.png]] to bring up the Recording List Menu
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Navigate to the Group or Show Name and press [[Image:RemoteMenu.png]] to bring up the Recording Group List Menu
  
[[Image:RecordingsListMenu.jpg]]
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[[Image:RecordingsGroupListMenu.png]]
  
Select "Add this Category/Group to Playlist" with [[Image:RemoteSelect.png]]
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Select ''Add this Group to Playlist'' with [[Image:RemoteSelect.png]]
  
 
Press [[Image:RemoteExit.png]] to go back to the recordings browser.
 
Press [[Image:RemoteExit.png]] to go back to the recordings browser.
 
  
 
===Adding Individual Recordings To The Playlist===
 
===Adding Individual Recordings To The Playlist===
  
Press [[Image:RemoteInfo.png]] to bring up the Recording Information popup.
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Navigate to the Episode in the episode list and press Press [[Image:RemoteMenu.png]] to bring up the Recording Options popup.
  
[[Image:RecordingsBrowse2.jpg]]
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[[Image:RecordingsRecordingMenu.png]]
  
Select "Add to Playlist" with [[Image:RemoteSelect.png]]
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Select ''Add to Playlist'' with [[Image:RemoteSelect.png]]
  
 
Press [[Image:RemoteExit.png]] to go back to the recordings browser.
 
Press [[Image:RemoteExit.png]] to go back to the recordings browser.
 
  
 
===Playing Recordings In The Playlist===
 
===Playing Recordings In The Playlist===
  
You can see what recordings are in the recording playlist by selecting the "All Programs" group. Selected recordings are highlighted in yellow.
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You can see what recordings are in the recording playlist by selecting the "All Programs" group. Selected recordings are shown with check marks.
  
[[Image:RecordingsPlaylist.jpg]]
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'''Note: Once you exit the watch recordings page, your playlist will be lost.'''
 
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'''''Note: Once you exit the watch recordings page, your playlist will be lost.'''''
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While you are in the Recording Browser press [[Image:RemoteMenu.png]] and select "Playlist Options". You can now choose to play the playlist sequentially or in shuffle mode.
 
While you are in the Recording Browser press [[Image:RemoteMenu.png]] and select "Playlist Options". You can now choose to play the playlist sequentially or in shuffle mode.
  
[[Image:RecordingPlaylistOptions.jpg]]
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[[Image:RecordingPlaylistOptions.png]]
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===Other Playlist Operations===
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The playlist can be used for a number of other tasks that are unrelated to playing recordings.
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The ''Playlist Options'' Menu mentioned above has a number of other commands. Using the playlist you can move a bunch of recordings to a new recording group, delete a bunch of recordings, mark a bunch of recordings as watched, and a number of other tasks. This is a lot easier and quicker than doing these tasks individually one episode at a time.
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Latest revision as of 18:19, 11 September 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

List of Recordings

You can view a list of your recordings in Media Library-> Watch Recordings from Mythfrontend. Depending on your theme these can be shown in different ways.

If you have download of metadata enabled, pictures from the series will show as background in some themes.

MythCenter Wide

Recordings MCwide.png

Steppes

Recordings Stepp.png

Terra

Recordings Terra.png

Navigating the List

The recordings are organized into Recording Groups and Shows. Use the left, right, up and down arrows to navigate between the list of shows and the episodes of a show. Use the fast forward and rewind keys ("<" and ">" on a keyboard) to navigate between recording groups. The Recording Group names may be displayed across the top depending on the theme. If they are not displayed across the top, the names are visible in the entry for All Programs as for example All Programs - Default (Default recording group) as you navigate through the recording groups.

Hidden Groups

There are two groups which are not shown and are not accessed via the fast forward and rewind buttons. These are Live TV and Deleted. You can select these groups, or any other group, by pressing Menu (M) and selecting Change Group Filter. If you accidentally deleted a show, you can for a period of time find it in the Deleted group and play it or press Menu and undelete it. Anything that you had watched on Live TV is in the Live TV group where you can watch it again, or move it to another group if you want to keep it. The length of time that Live TV and deleted recordings are kept is set in Front End Setup-> Video-> General (Auto Expire). See Configuring_Frontend#General_.28Auto-Expire.29.

Searching Navigation

Using a keyboard one can rapidly search the Recordings using the key combination of Ctrl+S to bring up a "search list" window.

Play Recordings

Once you have navigated to a recording in the list, play it by pressing Select or Play.

Moving Around

You can use Fast Forward and Rewind to move around a recording. Another way, which many find more useful, is skip forward and back. The forward arrow skips forward and back arrow skips backward. Up and down arrows skip by a larger amount. To skip forward a certain number of minutes, enter the number with the numeric keypad and press right arrow. The Play button toggles the Pause state.

You can set a bookmark using Select. Also you can configure the frontend to automatically set a bookmark if you exit during playback. That way when you go to play that recording again it will resume where you left off. Use Setup-> Video-> Playback General Playback (2/8) Action on playback exit.

Changing Volume

Changing of volume through MythTV may not work in all cases, particularly if you are using digital output. Changing volume this way is only enabled if you have selected to use internal audio controls, using Frontend Setup -> Audio Audio Mixer. See Configuring_Frontend#Audio_Mixer.

Press RemoteVolup.png/RemoteVoldown.png to increase/decrease the volume.

Press RemoteMute.png to toggle the audio mute

LivetvVol.jpg

The OSD will show the volume.

Changing Aspect Ratio

You can step through the different screen aspect ratios with the RemoteZoom.png key. This cam also be accessed from the Menu (M key) in case your remote does not have a Zoom key.

Note that this should not be necessary unless the transmitter has broadcast the signal with the wrong aspect ratio. Normally MythTV will detect the correct aspect ratio from the input and display it correctly. If your aspect ratio is consistently wrong, you may have a video driver problem, or you may have your frontend settings incorrect.

4:3 Classic TV Aspect Ratio
16:9 True Anamorphic Widescreen
14:9 Can be used by some stations as a compromise between 4:3 and 16:9. This is a useful setting to correct the picture when the broadcast station has compressed it to display school closing information along the bottom.
2.35:1 Used for cinematic movies.

Manual Zoom Mode

You can select Manual Zoom mode from the menu while watching live TV or a recording. Left, right, up, down arrows move the entire picture on the screen. Page Up and Page Down adjust the amount of zoom. This is useful when the picture is displayed in a small letterbox format in the middle of the screen with black border, or for getting rid of distracting messages that some stations may display across the bottom of the picture.

Recording Playlists

MythTV allows you to create Playlists of recordings. You can select complete recording groups to add to the playlist, or individual recordings. This is useful if you need to keep the kids entertained for more than a few hours.

Adding Recording Groups To The Playlist

Navigate to the Group or Show Name and press RemoteMenu.png to bring up the Recording Group List Menu

RecordingsGroupListMenu.png

Select Add this Group to Playlist with RemoteSelect.png

Press RemoteExit.png to go back to the recordings browser.

Adding Individual Recordings To The Playlist

Navigate to the Episode in the episode list and press Press RemoteMenu.png to bring up the Recording Options popup.

RecordingsRecordingMenu.png

Select Add to Playlist with RemoteSelect.png

Press RemoteExit.png to go back to the recordings browser.

Playing Recordings In The Playlist

You can see what recordings are in the recording playlist by selecting the "All Programs" group. Selected recordings are shown with check marks.

Note: Once you exit the watch recordings page, your playlist will be lost.

While you are in the Recording Browser press RemoteMenu.png and select "Playlist Options". You can now choose to play the playlist sequentially or in shuffle mode.

RecordingPlaylistOptions.png

Other Playlist Operations

The playlist can be used for a number of other tasks that are unrelated to playing recordings.

The Playlist Options Menu mentioned above has a number of other commands. Using the playlist you can move a bunch of recordings to a new recording group, delete a bunch of recordings, mark a bunch of recordings as watched, and a number of other tasks. This is a lot easier and quicker than doing these tasks individually one episode at a time.