[mythtv-users] BackEnd FrontEnd, how does it work??

PAUL WILLIAMSON pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Tue Jul 12 20:28:30 EDT 2005

>>> "Monkey Pet" <monkeypet at gmail.com> 07/12/05 7:01 PM >>>
> > On 7/12/05, Mr AG <angelisonline at gmail.com> wrote:
> > This is where the front end back end questions come in. If I have
> > another MythBox, on my network, can it display the live TV, that
> > coming into my main MythBox?
> I don't know about "live TV" (someone else can answer that
> but all your recordings are accessible from the frontends.  The way
> works is that the frontend accesses the db from the backends through
> the network.  Then it accesses the recording files through a nfs
> mounted filesystem.  Make sure you have a fast enough network.

Apaprently you don't know about Myth recordings either ;-)

No nfs mounts are involved.  All playback on Myth frontends 
takes place via the myth protocol.  If you want to watch videos 
stored on the frontend streamed from the backend, THAT is 
when you need nfs mounts.


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