[mythtv] MythVideo Metadata
velorider at publicemail.us
Mon Aug 14 17:47:30 UTC 2006
I just got around to setting up a second Myth as a frontend only. I've
noticed that the MythVideo metadata doesn't display unless its retrieved
from IMDB on the remote frontend. What information I could discover from the
mail list archive is that MythVideo is a frontend only plugin.
For my use I would like to import a video on any frontend and have it
displayed on any frontend. I'm focused only the metadata. I'm fine
mounting the mythvideo directory via NFS on all machines and placing cover
art in the same nfs mount. Just like the video files are placed in a shared
location I want the metadata also placed in a single shared location, i.e.
the back-end server.
Looking into how to achieve this, Myth provides a myth protocol for the
frontend to communicate with the backend. My thought is to retrieve the
metadata over this protocol rather then from the local db. It seems rather
simple, but I don't know that much about Myth and might just not understand
it completely. I realize a complete solution would also stream the video
over the protocol, similar to MythTV. However, for now it's baby steps. The
first goal would be to stream the metadata. Then worry about streaming the
So I'm asking for any feed back about the concept and any additional thoughts.
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