Originally Posted by groove93
Dark_Slayer, thank you for these instructions. I don't own an HD HomeRun Prime but I have the basic OTA HDHomeRUn Dual Tuner and used your instructions to get it set up with Schedules Direct. Guide Data pulled into XBMC without a hitch. The highlight is the stability of Live HD OTA TV on my Raspberry Pi. It was a night and day difference. No buffering, audio studdering, no audio going out of sync, just perfect. This is all through Wifi. I applied those NPVR Patches from the site but not sure if that made a difference or not.
In the past I tested both NextPVR and Media Portal as backends and just recently moved back to NextPVR because of the simplicity of the interface. I have a question in regards to changing Channels with the use of Media Portal.
I used the Margro Build of XBMC 12.1 which allowed for fast channel switching. Now that I'm using Frodo 12.2 would those settings apply or would I have to revert back to the 12.1 Margro Build? I believe that particular build was specifically for use with MediaPortal as the backend, but considering the ease of use with Next PVR, I would much rather stick with this Backend.
Many apologies, but my guide is a little outdated
Nothing that can't be fixed, but I probably need to replace the direct forum links with the generic download page http://www.nextpvr.com/downloads/
There are 5 "patches" available for the current 2.6.2 release, but they are really an "as needed if you have this problem" set of patches. It doesn't appear that any apply to your usage, so really just the 2.6.2 release could be downloaded and installed over your current release if you want to be updated
I agree that NPVR does have a nice lightweight simplicity to it. From my poing of view, NPVR is really focused on being a good DVR. It is capable of more, but that's not the focus. Mediaportal appears to be focused on being a full-blown interface.
So following over at the XBMC forums, Team-XBMC member Fernet-Menta had a pull request in git that was the basis for the margro build (1757)
As far as I can tell, that didn't make the merge window for the 12.2 release, but it is merged so a current nightly would have the changes. However, they mentioned that it was only the "basis" and that the "final piece" was not included in the merged pull request. Whatever that means is a mystery to me, but I have no real reason to upgrade to 12.2 anyway so I'm sticking with the margro build (12.1)
Also, the build was targeted to help mediaportal backend users, but the changes (minimizing the XBMC player's stream analysis) helped NPVR backend users as well. It's the build I'm sticking with until the same functionality is available in the master