[mythtv-users] Can't watch Video's on front end???

A JM vbtalent at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 17:36:17 UTC 2005


Johan,

I've made the changes and am seeing a long delay before Myth starts on
the FE and the mapping doesn't exist on the FE?

The last messages posted are:

"Starting portmap daemon: portman"

"Mounting remote filesystem"


AJM,



On 8/6/05, mythtv at sci.fi <mythtv at sci.fi> wrote:
> Let's say you have BE that you named back and FE is named front, and the
> directory is on both machines the same /mnt/video/videos, and the IP of
> BE is 192.168.0.2 and FE is 192.168.0.3, the subnet mask is
> 255.255.255.0, then you would put on the BE machine into the export file
> the following line:
> /mnt/video/videos 192.168.0.3/255.255.255.255 # This line tells BE
> machine that it can share the folder for the IP address, of course you
> can share it with 192.168.0.0 with subnet 255.255.255.0, then all the
> machines with an IP of 192.168.0.* can use the share
> 
> in FE you would put the following in the /etc/hosts file:
> 192.168.0.2 back # This means that when a program on the FE tries to
> find out the IP address of the machine named "back" it will give
> 192.168.0.2 as the IP
> 
> in FE you also put the following in the /etc/fstab
> back:/mnt/video/videos /mnt/video/videos nfs defaults, bg 0 0 # first
> part is the name of BE (and the line we put in hosts will tell the FE
> what IP back has)and the directory on the BE (separeted by a : ), next
> tells the directory where it should be mounted on the FE, then
> filesystem type.
> 
> Now reboot and see if it works ;-)
> 
> > > to mount on xbox, add your backend host with ip & alias to /etc/hosts
> > > and then add
> > >
> > > yourbackendnamealias:/full path/to/exported/directory
> > > /created/directory/on/xbox   nfs   defaults, bg 0 0
> > >
> > > my fstab-line would be somthing like:
> > >
> > > dvb:/mnt/video   /mnt/video   nfs   defaults,bg 0 0
> 
> 
> > Just a couple of Q's... I'm still learning Linux but was able to
> > makeit through the installs on the FE and BE so I know enough to be
> > dangerous...
> >
> > What is the /etc/exports used for on the BE? currently mine is blank.
> > Is that similar to a share? I'm running FC3 on the BE.
> >
> > Will I only need to mount the /video directory not the /video/videos
> > directory? In other words can I use the parent directory will that
> > then make all the sub directory's available or do I need to be
> > specific?
> >
> >
> > I think I follow the fstab info? If I create the /video/videos
> > directory on the xbox and the BE directory is the same /video/videos
> > then it would look like -
> >
> > /mnt/video/videos   /mnt/video/videos   nfs   defaults,bg 0 0
> >
> > What does this serve (yourbackendnamealias:/full
> path/to/exported/directory)?
> >
> > Assuming my BE is localhost then would it read: localhost:/full
> /video/videos
> >
> >
> > AJM,
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 8/6/05, Johan Kihlström <johan.kihlstrom at bredband.net> wrote:
> > > A JM wrote:
> > >
> > > >"Can you play videos from the command line outside Myth with the same
> > > >flags that you use or are you refering to recorded shows you would like
> > > >to watch after they have been recorded through the internal viewer? Any
> > > >error messages? Crashes? Which player do you use, Xine or mplayer?"
> > > >
> > > >The video's all exist on the backend and are viewable/playable from
> there.
> > > >
> > > >I do get an error message now that you mention it and I took a look, duh!
> > > >
> > > >It appears that it can't find the file because it is looking on it's
> > > >own drive instead of looking to the backend (/video/videos/?
> > > >
> > > >It say's "file not found: ' /video/videos/short_game.vob'"
> > > >
> > > >How can I fix that?
> > > >
> > > >Also, are you able to run MythGame on our FE? Xmame?
> > > >
> > > >Thanks,
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >On 8/6/05, Johan Kihlström <johan.kihlstrom at bredband.net> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >>A JM wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>>I'm unable to watch videos on my front end (Xbox) but I can see the
> > > >>>listings? Can anyone help me out with this?
> > > >>>
> > > >>>I'm running 0.18 on the FE and BE.
> > > >>>
> > > >>>Thx
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> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>Can you play videos from the command line outside Myth with the same
> > > >>flags that you use or are you refering to recorded shows you would like
> > > >>to watch after they have been recorded through the internal viewer? Any
> > > >>error messages? Crashes? Which player do you use, Xine or mplayer?
> > > >>
> > > >>Are the video library mounted on the Xbox? What are you running;
> > > >>Xebian1.1.x or gentoox?
> > > >>
> > > >>I'm running an Xbox as a frontend and had no luck with mplayer at all,
> > > >>Xine on the other hand worked like a charm for both DVD's and video. I
> > > >>couldn't watch video with mplayer at all, I could select one, and the
> > > >>screen would freeze and then return to the listing. Turned out that
> > > >>mplayer segfaulted for some reason, still unknown, Xine didn't though so
> > > >>now I use that.
> > > >>
> > > >>I'm running Xebian-1.1.4 with 0.18.1
> > > >>
> > > >>I hope that this will give you some guidance in your search!
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
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> > > >>
> > > >>
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> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > Depends on how well you know linux or UNIX, you have to export your
> > > directories (video, music, gallery) in /etc/exports (or similar, I'm
> > > running Debian on my backend) and mount them on the xbox by adding them
> > > to your fstab, so that they will be mounted on bootup.
> > >
> > > excerpt from my exports file:
> > > /mnt/video      192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0 (the IPaddr/mask tells NFS
> > > which clients to allow to mount directories)
> > >
> > > to mount on xbox, add your backend host with ip & alias to /etc/hosts
> > > and then add
> > >
> > > yourbackendnamealias:/full path/to/exported/directory
> > > /created/directory/on/xbox   nfs   defaults, bg 0 0
> > >
> > > my fstab-line would be somthing like:
> > >
> > > dvb:/mnt/video   /mnt/video   nfs   defaults,bg 0 0
> > >
> > > I have a working dualboot on my xbox, so I play xbox games when I feel
> > > the need, haven't bothered with mythgame or xmame
> > >
> > > Hope that helps!
> > >
> > >
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