Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#10469 closed Bug Report - General (fixed)

Black screen when selecting "Watch Live TV" on Mac OS X

Reported by: Joe Nyland <joenyland@…> Owned by: jyavenard
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.26
Component: Ports - OSX Version: Master Head
Severity: medium Keywords: mac mythfrontend black epg livetv
Cc: joenyland@…, joe@… Ticket locked: no


MythFrontend shows a black screen with a video preview when I select "Watch Live TV" and I have the option "Show the program guide when starting Live TV" enabled.

Examples of this behaviour are attached as screenshots.

Moving around with the directional keys *sometimes* seems to refresh the screen to actually show the EPG.

Judging from the past issues I have had recently with recent builds, I presume this is a QT issue with the Mac, but I'm no developer!

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MythTV Frontend.jpg (98.1 KB) - added by Joe Nyland <joenyland@…> 4 years ago.
MythTV Frontend-2.jpg (213.0 KB) - added by Joe Nyland <joenyland@…> 4 years ago.
mythfrontent.version.txt (688 bytes) - added by Joe Nyland <joenyland@…> 4 years ago.

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Change History (8)

Changed 4 years ago by Joe Nyland <joenyland@…>


Changed 4 years ago by Joe Nyland <joenyland@…>


Changed 4 years ago by Joe Nyland <joenyland@…>

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by beirdo

  • Component changed from MythTV - General to Ports - OSX
  • Owner set to jyavenard

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by jyavenard

  • Status changed from new to accepted

change painter from Qt to Auto or OpenGL

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by joe@…

Sorry for the delay in replying.

I'm afraid I was already running MythFrontend under OpenGL already.

Just to make sure though, I changed to auto (no difference), then back to OpenGL but still no difference.

It may be worth noting that I've not seen the example in screenshot 1 for some some time, but I get the screen in screenshot 2 every time I enter live TV with the option "Show the program guide when starting Live TV" enabled.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard@…>

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

In 0a5d426a0c4ab4ac8791c9e87f8f44bf2e0b8514/mythtv:

Remove Painter settings on Mac OS X

MythFrontend requires OpenGL for proper operation, and mythtv-setup requires Qt.
This is a quick and dirty way to remove the guesswork for the user and automatically have what works.

MythMainWindow::Init now can take an optional argument specifying which theme painter to use and do not rely on user configuration

Fixes #10469

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by wagnerrp

  • Milestone changed from unknown to 0.26

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