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

Mito Tranin - Lists mito-lists at mitopia.net
Thu Aug 3 21:20:27 UTC 2006

Steve Daniels wrote:
>> -----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
If I were you, I would try to not use MythFrontend from so far away, but 
instead use a program like tapeworm, or even mythstream to watch the 
shows.  True, you still can't watch LiveTV properly, but you can watch 
the recordings.

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