Unofficial Kodi HDHomeRun DVR PVR Client

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djp952
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Re: Unofficial Kodi HDHomeRun DVR PVR Client

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June 2020 appears to be heading toward that rare (and welcome) milestone of not having a "dot release" for this addon. I have literally nothing of value outside of updating the Matrix addon for the new API, which I made a small tweak on tonight, and will probably send out a beta for Matrix seekers in a day or two.

Both active "Development Backlog" items have been squashed due to feasibility problems (you can check out the first few posts of this thread for those) after proper investigation and will be removed soon, so all I have are FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) updates for SQLite and cURL that add nothing.

I did address an extremely rare, and by "extremely rare" I mean nobody has ever mentioned it to me and I've seen it maybe 3 times in my thousands and thousands of test runs where you might get a benign "database locked" error trying to get the last played position of a recording if your mouse just happens to be hovering over a recording on the "TV" home page when Kodi is starting up. If anyone is interested, the next version will pre-open five database connections instead of just one -- the lock was occurring opening a new connection when the moon is waxing on Friday the 13th between the hours of 22:00:10 and 22:00:11 whilst there is a thunderstorm within 22 miles, and your storage device happens to be particularly slow at that exact moment :) Short version: this never happens.

30 days seems to be about the amount of time before people start wondering if I'm still alive or if the project is dead -- not the case. Just nothing wrong to deal with at the moment :)

canajien
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Re: Unofficial Kodi HDHomeRun DVR PVR Client

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Recordings Weirdness...

On Saturday, the kodi plugin stopped showing the recordings, not sure why it was Saturday or what happened...

Everywhere I am running Kodi, 17.6, whether its windows, Linux, android device, firetv stick, the recordings are no longer accessible, kodi starts, I get the notifications about the recordings completing, next one coming up etc... but nothing appears under recordings

the "official" app on the same firetv sticks and android phones allows me to access the recordings, and I'm not sure where to begin looking

hd homerun, with pvr on wd my cloud ex4, both running the latest version of firmware/software

sorry if this has already been covered, but I only took a quick look at the last couple of pages of this forum and didn't find anything

thanks in advance for any suggestions/ideas/advice on where to start looking

djp952
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Re: Unofficial Kodi HDHomeRun DVR PVR Client

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canajien wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:34 am
Recordings Weirdness...

On Saturday, the kodi plugin stopped showing the recordings, not sure why it was Saturday or what happened...

Everywhere I am running Kodi, 17.6, whether its windows, Linux, android device, firetv stick, the recordings are no longer accessible, kodi starts, I get the notifications about the recordings completing, next one coming up etc... but nothing appears under recordings

the "official" app on the same firetv sticks and android phones allows me to access the recordings, and I'm not sure where to begin looking

hd homerun, with pvr on wd my cloud ex4, both running the latest version of firmware/software

sorry if this has already been covered, but I only took a quick look at the last couple of pages of this forum and didn't find anything

thanks in advance for any suggestions/ideas/advice on where to start looking
Changes made to the most recent version(s) of HDHomeRun RECORD necessitated changes to the addon to accommodate. Did you recently update RECORD? Unfortunately, I don't have a Kodi 17 Krypton release that has these changes in it, Krypton support was dropped in January of this year.

Would you mind checking and/or sending me a Kodi log from one of the affected systems to ensure that this is what's going on? There should be an error or two indicating that the recordings couldn't be loaded since it's no longer getting what it expects from the RECORD engine.

If this is the case and you want/need to stay with Kodi Krypton, I wouldn't mind back-porting the fix for this to that platform and issuing a new release to accommodate. I would need a couple days to restore the development environment for Krypton and install Krypton a couple places for testing ...

I'll PM you an e-mail address you can use to send me any log file(s) you have so we can confirm this is the problem.

edit: looks like I keep pretty good notes. Punting a bit on OS/X since I changed compilers since Krypton passed away, but all other builds look good. I may go ahead and release a "3.1.2" for Krypton tonight for ya. It will only include backport of the 2 changes I deem "critical" for proper operation that have happened since January, of which this is one.

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Re: Unofficial Kodi HDHomeRun DVR PVR Client

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Hello Krypton, good to see you again ...

CAUTION: THIS RELEASE IS FOR KODI 17 "KRYPTON" ONLY

Version 3.1.2 (2020.07.06)- For Kodi 17.x "Krypton" only
  • Backport: Adapt to HDHomeRun RECORD engine 20200318 breaking changes
  • Backport: Fix bug that could cause HTTP 416 when seeking on a Recorded TV stream that has switched from in-progress to fully recorded
This is a one-off release specifically intended to resolve critical changes to the addon that have occurred since ending support for this platform so that the folks that are still using Krypton may continue to do so for a while longer. While at this point I suggest an upgrade to Kodi 18 "Leia", I recognize that there are performance issues there for many devices and I promised to backport critical changes to Krypton if asked to do so. I was asked to do so, so I went through the changelog since ending Krypton support in January and found the listed two items as the only ones that should be deemed "critical" enough for a back port.

Auto-update support was not available for releases prior to Kodi 18 "Leia", so the addon will need to be manually downloaded/installed as it always has been for this target platform. For Android users running Krypton, please note that I supply an alternate .APK file for you to be able to use this, you will need to perform an upgrade from the v3.1.1 APK to utilize this. (This process is no longer needed for Kodi 18 "Leia" and/or Kodi 19 "Matrix")

Downloads (KODI 17 KRYPTON ONLY):
https://github.com/djp952/pvr.hdhomerun ... di-Krypton

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