[mythtv] Similtaneous TV watching on multiple frontends

Robert Kulagowski bob at smalltime.com
Wed Jun 2 17:04:27 EDT 2004

> For some reason I assumed that two or more frontends could watch TV if they were 
> watching the same channel. It seems this is not so.


> this
> works fine if no one is watching TV on the backend box. Why can we not have two 
> streams running similtaneous? I don't see any technical reasons why not ... any 
> views.

It works the way it works because that's how it was programmed and no 
one has submitted a patch to change the behavior.

> Also on another issue. How do I access my pictures and music files that are on 
> the backend box from my remote frontend. Do I have to tell the frontend somehow 
> how to use nfs/samba etc?


> If so how is that done.

That's not a development question.  You should ask on the mythtv-users 
list or read a NFS or SAMBA HOWTO.  Or even the MythTV HOWTO, section 21.

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