K Shea wrote:
> Robert Cameron: Not everyone is, or wants to be, a Linux guru. It would be nice if the long awaited release of version 4.2 would happen sometime in the coming year, but until that happens the "appliance" version is about at the limit of many people's capabilities. Therefore, your comment is not at all helpful.
> To the OP - I don't know if ffmpeg is, or can be installed on your system, but check out this thread, it may or may not contain a solution for you:
I am not claiming to be a Linux guru, or saying that users need to be.
The comment about "appliance" OSes was directed at the commenter saying they were running LibreELEC. OpenELEC—and by extension, LibreELEC—are self-described "JeOS" systems: "Just enough OS". This essentially means they only include the bare essentials of an operating system to run their provided software.
From LibreELEC's own wiki: "The base system has been designed and built from the ground up to be as efficient as possible – consuming only tiny disk and memory footprints, and providing cutting edge hardware support to deliver a set-top box experience."
This means that OE/LE are not meant to be used as proper operating systems, but rather as an appliance or set-top box type of installation: You turn it on, it does its thing, and nothing more.
Tvheadend provides already has the features that both the OP and the additional commenter have said they are seeking. The OP has not responded (nor provided any details about their hardware, software or anything), so any additional aid that can be given will be quite limited.
As to the other commenter, they have stated that they are used LE 7.0.2. According to LE's site, their supported addon for Tvheadend is for version 4.0. Their support forum is their primary means of support; and after looking at one post in their PVR support subforum I was able to find a link to nightly and development builds of Tvheadend for LE7.
Tvheadend is the software that many packagers ship as the PVR backend, but it is not up to Tvheadend to support those OSes/distributions, but rather the packager/distributor to support them.