Servio on non-windows, non-mac system

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yawlhoo
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Servio on non-windows, non-mac system

Post by yawlhoo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:15 am

I have a system which is almost purely linux, plus my Android phone; oh, yeah, and a Roku. I record TV using MythTV set up on a linux box.

I bought a Servio to fool around with and, so far, not working too hard at it, can't figure out how to fully set it up.

It appears that without any explicit setup, I can record programs on the Servio using the HDHomerun app on my Android phone.

But I still have a red "X" in the status box for the Servio on the http://my.hdhomerun.com/ page, indicating something is out of whack.

I have been using Linux for years, so I am used to being the poor cousin of the "real" operating systems, but are there any clues or crumbs out there to inform setup on "deficient" setups like mine?

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Re: Servio on non-windows, non-mac system

Post by nickk » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:22 am

Hi,

1) You need the latest libhdhomerun download from here:
https://www.silicondust.com/support/linux/

Download, extract, make, sudo make install

This will install hdhomerun_config into /usr/local/bin - you need this new version to work with SERVIO even if you distro includes a version of hdhomerun_config

Run the following command to check the HDHomeRun devices including the SERVER are found:
hdhomerun_config discover

Skip the HDHomeRun Config GTK instructions.

2) Download the latest firmware and upgrade:
https://www.silicondust.com/support/linux/ (bottom of page)

hdhomerun_config <device id> upgrade <filename>

Nick

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Re: Servio on non-windows, non-mac system

Post by yawlhoo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:01 pm

Upgrading the Servio firmware made the red "X" go away. Thanks for this great tip!

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Re: Servio on non-windows, non-mac system

Post by yawlhoo » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:54 pm

As stated above my TV viewing involves MythTV and a HDHomerun Quattro. I have fiddled with my new Servio for a while and can now readily choose programs to record and view, using the HDHomerun app on my Chromebook, for example.

This interface seems pretty solid, yet compared to what's provided by a MythTV frontend, where I can readily fast forward through a recording to avoid watching commercials and the like, the interface seems elemental.

I wonder whether it would be possible to only use the Servio as essentially a NAS drive? If it were possible to "mount" the Servio on a directory of the backend, it could be used as a 2T recordings drive.

I see that there are a bunch of unofficial Python scripts which allow recordings to be moved on and off the Servio, so maybe this is not just a pipe dream?

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