QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

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demonrik
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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by demonrik » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:20 pm

NEW PACKAGE AVAILABLE
- update to the 20180802beta1 engine
20180802beta1

new QPKG HDHomeRunDVR_0.9.33.qpkg available in the usual locations Google Drive, DropBox, OneDrive

Code is available on github
https://github.com/Silicondust/dvr_install

Known Issues
- diagnostics.sh not updated for new api url

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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by demonrik » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:52 am

NEW PACKAGE AVAILABLE
- update to the 20180817 engine

new QPKG HDHomeRunDVR_0.9.34.qpkg available in the usual locations Google Drive, DropBox, OneDrive

Code is available on github
https://github.com/Silicondust/dvr_install

Known Issues
- diagnostics.sh not updated for new api url

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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by 321liftoff » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:32 am

I notice that the qpkg filesize difference between 0.9.32 and 0.9.33 is almost double. Any particular reason for this?

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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by demonrik » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:52 am

321liftoff wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:32 am
I notice that the qpkg filesize difference between 0.9.32 and 0.9.33 is almost double. Any particular reason for this?
Most likely is the record engine file size - I've not really paid attention but it is by far the largest binary file there.

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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by gtb » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:13 pm

321liftoff wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:32 am
I notice that the qpkg filesize difference between 0.9.32 and 0.9.33 is almost double. Any particular reason for this?
I have no special knowledge about the actual details (and I am much much too lazy to actually check), but I will note that the more recent recorder engines seems to now have strings in the binary for using https for communications to the SD cloud services rather than http, and there is a bunch of x509 and tls strings too which makes sense for https traffic. Crypto has a price, and one of those prices is code size.

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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by 321liftoff » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:11 am

According to Google Cached change log (they removed all the references to beta record engines in the current change log), the only change was "Start without requiring internet connection." So likely, they had to beef up the record engine to not have to call home and instead run standalone?

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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by roklem » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:59 am

Updated QNAP firmware, HDHomerun tuner software, and HDHomerun DVR software and it seems everything is now dead. Anyone else have the issue?

Recording engine no longer shows up in http://my.hdhomerun.com/

HDHomerun app on windows no longer sees the DVR.

DVR is running, but something is weird. It is pointed still to the shows, it sees months of logs files, but no recorded shows show up. Also this weird log:

20180819-16:42:08 Recorded: RecordPath '/share/HDHomeRun/' (ext)
20180819-16:42:08 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/@Recycle/ with 0 subdirs and 0 recordings
20180819-16:42:08 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/The Young and the Restless/ with 0 subdirs and 1 recordings
20180819-16:42:10 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/Bull/ with 0 subdirs and 22 recordings
20180819-16:42:11 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/Hawaii Five-0/ with 0 subdirs and 23 recordings
20180819-16:42:13 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/Lethal Weapon/ with 0 subdirs and 19 recordings
20180819-16:42:15 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/NCIS/ with 0 subdirs and 23 recordings
20180819-16:42:16 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/S.W.A.T/ with 0 subdirs and 22 recordings
20180819-16:42:19 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/The 100/ with 0 subdirs and 42 recordings
20180819-16:42:19 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/Me, Myself & I/ with 0 subdirs and 5 recordings
20180819-16:42:23 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/Scorpion/ with 0 subdirs and 69 recordings
20180819-16:42:26 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/NCIS New Orleans/ with 0 subdirs and 31 recordings
20180819-16:42:28 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/Criminal Minds/ with 0 subdirs and 36 recordings
20180819-16:42:28 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/Blindspot/ with 0 subdirs and 4 recordings
20180819-16:42:29 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/The Orville/ with 0 subdirs and 9 recordings
20180819-16:42:29 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/24 Legacy/ with 0 subdirs and 12 recordings
20180819-16:42:30 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/The Brave/ with 0 subdirs and 13 recordings
20180819-16:42:31 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/NCIS Los Angeles/ with 0 subdirs and 21 recordings
20180819-16:42:33 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/SEAL Team/ with 0 subdirs and 21 recordings
20180819-16:42:33 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D/ with 0 subdirs and 5 recordings
20180819-16:42:33 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/@Recently-Snapshot/ with 0 subdirs and 0 recordings
20180819-16:42:33 Recorded: directory /share/HDHomeRun/ with 20 subdirs and 0 recordings

20180819-16:45:41 Recording: event download failed

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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by demonrik » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:55 pm

roklem wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:59 am
Updated QNAP firmware, HDHomerun tuner software, and HDHomerun DVR software and it seems everything is now dead. Anyone else have the issue?
What did you update the DVR from?
My bet is it's a permissions issue where the recordings are for one user, and the engine is running as another.

ssh to the qnap nas and look at the permissions on a recording, e.g.

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ls -l /share/HDHomeRun/The Orville/*
should get a list similar to

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[color=#FF0000]-rw[/color][color=#0000FF]-rw[/color][color=#FFFF00]-r-[/color]- 1 [color=#FF0000]httpdusr[/color] [color=#0000FF]administrators[/color] 2270645012 Jul 19 20:30 recording.mpg
The red tells you who owns it and the owner permissions - in this case httpdusr owns the file, and has read and write access
The blue tells you which groups can access and their permissions - in this case administrators group has read and write access
Yellow is for everyone else - all others only have read access.
Assuming everything is running right you should see it owned by the httpdusr user for the engine, with read write.. or owned by someone else, but at least part of the httpusr group, or failing that at least have read or read/write access for all others.

To check the engine is running as right user, simple do the following

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ps -ef | grep hdho
should see something similar to

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[color=#FF0000]httpdusr[/color]     10779     1  0 Aug18 ?        00:02:01 /tmp/hdhomerun_record_arm start --conf /HDHomeRunDVR.conf
Here you want to see it running as httpdusr

If engine is running right, but the file permissions are different..
You can change owner of the files easily with

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chown -R httpdusr /share/HDHomeRun/*

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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by roklem » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:28 pm

Answers:
Google dropbox.


[/share/HDHomeRun] # ls -l Blindspot/
total 26583756
-rw-rw-r-- 1 httpdusr administrators 6805650760 2018-04-27 21:00 Blindspot S03E19 20180427 [20180428-0000].mpg


[/share/HDHomeRun] # ps -ef | grep hdho
15455 admin 1036 S grep hdho
17767 httpdusr 1472 S /tmp/hdhomerun_record_x64 start --conf /share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/.qpkg/HDHomeRunDVR/HDHomeRunDVR.conf

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Support thinks that possibly there is an issue with the DVR engine getting to their authentication service. I've asked them for the URL as I do have PiHole and Quad9 filtering for malware / adware enabled and perhaps they got added to a blackhole.

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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by demonrik » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:06 pm

roklem wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:28 pm
Support thinks that possibly there is an issue with the DVR engine getting to their authentication service. I've asked them for the URL as I do have PiHole and Quad9 filtering for malware / adware enabled and perhaps they got added to a blackhole.
Very likely something like that - because permissions look good.
clients must not be able to authorize properly.

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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by ppilot » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:50 pm

Are there instructions somewhere about how to use DVR UI?

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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by demonrik » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:01 am

ppilot wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:50 pm
Are there instructions somewhere about how to use DVR UI?
there used to be, but the thread got old so was removed by the system.
I'm travelling right now, so can't create a new one - but once I return I do plan to make some minor updates, and an SPK package, and will start a new thread to capture the info.
For now - most of it is pretty instinctive to use. The creating recordings is the most complex.. But since other than explicitly deleting your episodes (you have to click delete) there is very little chance to screw things up - just experiment.

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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by srunner2001 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:53 pm

New to the QNAP, but I've used the HDHomeRun and DVR on Windows for awhile. I tried the NAS install in the windows drivers, my.hdhomerun.com never saw the DVR, but the installer confirmed it was installed successfully. I then tried this package, same thing. Also when I run the app from the QNAP I just get a white box, I can go to the URL. However in the HDHomeRun Apps, they say No DVR Configured. Where should I start looking? Thanks in advance.

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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by jasonl » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:03 pm

srunner2001 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:53 pm
New to the QNAP, but I've used the HDHomeRun and DVR on Windows for awhile. I tried the NAS install in the windows drivers, my.hdhomerun.com never saw the DVR, but the installer confirmed it was installed successfully. I then tried this package, same thing. Also when I run the app from the QNAP I just get a white box, I can go to the URL. However in the HDHomeRun Apps, they say No DVR Configured. Where should I start looking? Thanks in advance.
You have the subnet mask set wrong on your NAS. It's set to 255.255.0.0 but it looks like the rest of your network is using 255.255.255.0.

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Re: QNAP QPKG for DVR Record Engine

Post by srunner2001 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:31 pm

jasonl wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:03 pm
srunner2001 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:53 pm
New to the QNAP, but I've used the HDHomeRun and DVR on Windows for awhile. I tried the NAS install in the windows drivers, my.hdhomerun.com never saw the DVR, but the installer confirmed it was installed successfully. I then tried this package, same thing. Also when I run the app from the QNAP I just get a white box, I can go to the URL. However in the HDHomeRun Apps, they say No DVR Configured. Where should I start looking? Thanks in advance.
You have the subnet mask set wrong on your NAS. It's set to 255.255.0.0 but it looks like the rest of your network is using 255.255.255.0.
Thanks! That was it, somehow I must have missed that when setting the static IP on the QNAP. I appreciated the assistance!

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