[mythtv-users] transfering files between remote backend and localfrontend

Steve Daniels steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 3 19:00:38 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Christopher M. Jones
> Sent: 03 August 2006 15:46
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Subject: [mythtv-users] transfering files between remote backend and
> localfrontend
> My backend is remote, and not even on my lan. I have a high speed
> internet connection in front of both my backend server and the machine
> from which I run the frontend. Apparently, this is too slow to allow
> watching LiveTV or recordings. When I try, I get this:
> 2006-07-31 11:08:48.107 AFD: Opened codec 0x88a35b0, id(MPEG2VIDEO)
> type(Video)
> 2006-07-31 11:08:48.107 AFD: Opened codec 0x88bcf50, id(MP2) type(Audio)
> 2006-07-31 11:08:49.165 TV: Attempting to change from None to
> WatchingPreRecorded
> 0: start_time: 0.036 duration: 161.618
> 1: start_time: 0.026 duration: 161.596
> stream: start_time: 0.289 duration: 1795.872 bitrate=5189 kb/s
> 2006-07-31 11:09:22.299 AFD: Opened codec 0x88b1a60, id(MPEG2VIDEO)
> type(Video)
> 2006-07-31 11:09:22.299 AFD: Opened codec 0x8899d90, id(MP2) type(Audio)
> 2006-07-31 11:09:22.521 Disable DPMS
> 2006-07-31 11:09:23.571
> RingBuf(myth:// :6543/1034_20060727080000.mpg): Taking too
> long to be allowed to read..
> So, assuming that this is a problem of speed, what do I do about editing
> my programs so I can export them to dvd? Is there a way to automatically
> transfer the files from the server to my frontend machine? Can I
> schedule this some way to happen overnight, and have the database keep
> track of where my files are actually located? Then I could make my
> cutlist and export from my frontend machine, which is the one with the
> dvd writer anyway.

You don't mention the speed of the link.. uploading / downloading bandwidth.

Could you rsync the recordings between the front/backends filesystem? As
long as you keep them in the same path front and back it should just work


Steve Daniels

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