[mythtv-users] backend / frontend not completly clear to me
pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Thu Aug 18 18:28:49 UTC 2005
>>> r.gielen at home.nl 08/18/05 1:36 PM >>>
> Hi all,
> Just joined the mailing list because I couldnt find the awnser
> I was looking for the "regular" way.
Not sure what the regular way is, other than looking through
> When I install mythtv on the computer that resides in my
> basement. And install the frontend on a other computer. In
> how far does the frontend give me control over mythtv?
> When I install an emulator plugin, does it run at a decent
> speed to play, regarding the network latency?
It depends. Once you've set up the backend, you have no
reason to really be on the backend. All functionality for
scheduling and such is done through either a frontend or
If you have a really crappy 10mb hub, you might have a problem
with latency, but even then I doubt it.
I'm not sure what emulator plugin you're talking about, other
than the ds filters for playing nuv files on Windows (aka WinMyth).
> Or would it better for me to install the frontend and
> backend on the same computer? wich means for me
> to spend extra money on buying a silent computer.
The backend is where the tuners are. That's it. If you have
a need for complete quiet, then putting the frontend and
backend in the same machine will cost you a lot of money.
Or, you'll be searching for deals on quiet hard drives, quiet
fans, heat pipes, etc...
> Hope there are some people out there who can clear a
> few things up for me, regarding the frontend.
This is list full of opinions. You choose which ones are
worthwhile to listen to.
My setup consists of:
mediamvp in my bedroom
Frontend in the kitchen
Frontend in the family room
combined frontend/backend in the media room
backend in the utility room
I have a single tuner (pvr-150) in the backend with lots
of drive space (about 2tb of space). I have
another server with another 1.5tb of space for
ripped DVDs, mounted to all frontends. The combined
frontend/backend has 2 tuners (2 pvr-250s) and
an hd tuner (pchdtv3k) and does all its recording
to the master backend, but has a small 20gb drive
because I'm too stupid to figure out how to nfs
mount it ;-).
I love myth. I just wish I had more time to get the
frontend/backend machine to be aware of the other
backend. Maybe some day soon I'll dive back in
a figure out what I did wrong.
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