Category Archives: Mythtv

Broadstripe East King County/Duvall Channel to Schedules Direct Mapping

The super important stuff is mplexid, serviceid, and xmltvid. +———+———–+———+———-+————————–+———+ | mplexid | serviceid | channum | callsign | name | xmltvid | +———+———–+———+———-+————————–+———+ | 1 | 1 | 760 | TBSHD | TBS HD | 58515 | | 1 … Continue reading

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Here’s the Trick To Getting Your Channels Set in MythTV

How to configure your channels in MythTV with Schedules Direct.

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MythTV Review

If you’re thinking about setting up a MythTV box, understand one thing. It’s a lifestyle not a system. You’ll love it and it’ll hate you back every day. You’ll buy the best hardware for it and it’ll spit in your … Continue reading

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Growing A Huge XFS Volume

K, I’ve got 4 2GB drives mirrored and welded together with LVM. I backed up everything on the old volume (twice in some cases). I deleted the old 6.5 TB Volume. That takes balls. I created a new 1.5TB mirror … Continue reading

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Building a New Massive MythTV Media Volume with RAID 1 and LVM.

So I’ve got four new 2TB drives mirrored together in pairs with mdadm, then welded together with LVM. Here are the commands I used to execute the build. fdisk /dev/sdf # note the mdadm arguments below are prefixed with double … Continue reading

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Antec 650 MythTV Home Server

Here’s the stats of the server and some gratuitous pictures: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80570E8500 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive ASUS P5Q-E LGA 775 … Continue reading

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Upgrading the Antec Titan 650 Server With Rosewill 4 Channel PCIe to SATA II and 5.25 Drive Bay

When I built this system two years ago I decided to span a volume across multiple large hard drives with LVM to get the storage capacity I wanted. I would also keep backups of everything I had so if even … Continue reading

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Handbrake Command Line for HD PBS Episodes to x.264

HandBrakeCLI -i 1108_20100523030000.mpg -t 1 -c 1 -o /Volumes/data/share/temp/1.mp4 -f mp4 –strict-anamorphic¬† -e x264 -q 20 -a 1 -E faac -6 dpl2 -R 48 -B 160 -D 0.0 -x ref=2:bframes=2:subq=6:mixed-refs=0:weightb=0:8x8dct=0:trellis=0 -v 0

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Mythtv Frontend Pictures.

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Antec Titan 650 Server Case/Chassis Review

In a day and age when you go to Frys and all the cases look like this: …us old timers (mid thirties) yearn for a decent server case that doesn’t have neon lights and can hold a substantial number of … Continue reading

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