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[Discuss] MythTV, Kodi, and HDHR tuners

The HD HomeRun itself handles "ownership" of tuners. From its point of
view it's first come first served, but once a tuner has been grabbed
by a specific connection it is unavailable to other users until that
connection is dropped, so it will never get changed out from under

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 9:21 PM, Tom Metro <tmetro+blu at> wrote:
> aldo albanese wrote:
>> I'm glad that this post is asking more questions about cablecard, Mythtv
>> and etc. I did not want to go off the topic of linux too much.
> I consider MythTV, Kodi, etc. to be on topic for BLU as they all run on
> Linux. But you will reach an audience with more expertise with those
> projects on their respective mailing lists and forums.
>> My understanding is that Mythtv uses the stream file from HDHomerun
>> and it pass it along to Kodi.
> I thought that MythTV had a tuner driver that could talk directly to the
> HDHR over Ethernet. It didn't rely on a third party tool to stream the
> video to a file.
> Once the HDHR is set up as a tuner in MythTV, a MythTV client (there are
> several) add-on for Kodi I would expect to stream live video from it
> using the MythTV protocol, just as it would with any other tuner type.
>> I was thinking to mount the recording directory to
>> Qnap and stream from there...
> According to:
> there is direct support (via add-ons) in Kodi to view streams directly
> from HDHR tuners without involving any other computers or intermediary
> files.
> I'm not sure how conflicts are handled when MythTV and Kodi both compete
> for available tuners on the HDHR. It may be first-come first-served, or
> there may be no protection preventing you from flipping channels on a
> tuner in Kodi that MythTV thinks it is using for a recording.
>> It needs to pass the wife acceptance (The hard part)...
> After you've owned a DVR for a while, the appeal of live TV (except for
> news, and sports ball, if you're into that) diminishes. I hardly ever
> attempt to use live streaming from my MythTV server. If I want live TV,
> I switch to the cable box.
>  -Tom
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