[mythtv] Is it possible to install mythtv to a PC without a TV card and use as a "client"

Christopher Mind mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sat, 14 Dec 2002 03:45:44 +0000

currently trying to install mythtv on the TV tunerless

PC  right now.  I cannot seem to connect to the database server on the 
MythTV machine.  I set the DBhostname to the name of the MythTV machine 
which in my case is DBhostname=LinuxP1000. I have Linux Mandrake 9.   
Anybody know how to setup the mysql.txt to allow me to access the database 
server on the mythTV machine>

>From: Colin Panisset <mythtv@clabber.com>
>Reply-To: mythtv-dev@snowman.net
>To: mythtv-dev@snowman.net
>Subject: Re: [mythtv] Is it possible to install mythtv to a PC without a TV 
>card and use as a "client"
>Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 19:28:59 -0800
>On Friday 13 December 2002 19:07, Randy Page spake thus:
> > On Friday 13 December 2002 07:50 pm, Colin Panisset wrote:
> > > Gaah! Why would you want to pipe decoded video across the network?
> > > That's horribly wasteful of bandwidth! Have the client decode the
> > > video.
> >
> > Hmm.  Yeah, I can see that would would certainly save on bandwidth, but
> > on an internal 100 meg lan would it really be an issue (I'm asking here,
> > not trying to be a smartass)?  I guess it could certainly become an 
> > if you had many streams playing.  I think the determining factor would 
> > the codec used for playback, resolution, framerate, etc.
>Well, let's assume that uncompressed it's a 16-bit image (YUV is 12 bits, I
>think, which means that 8 bit is too small). At 640x480@30fps (NTSC),
>that's about 17.5Mbps, which is a little more than can be squoze out of a
>100Mbps network :)
>480x480 works out at about 13Mbps, 320x480 at about 8.8Mbps, and 480x240 at
>around 6.5Mbps.
>Note: these are back-o-the-brain calculations, and may be even further out
>to beer than I was before :)
> > > > Course I could be right out to lunch though...... ;-).
> > >
> > > Well, I'm just about right out to beer, so take my $0.02 with a grain
> > > of salt :)
> >
> > And after a long day of moving exchange mailboxes from one server to
> > another manually, I'm heading out for a few nice pint's of Rickard's Red
> > myself ;-).
>Just finished wrestling with Solaris clusters for the day, so it's time for
>a Sturdy Homebrew (tm) :)
>   -- C.
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