[mythtv-users] Two frontends on one machine

Isaac Richards ijr at case.edu
Wed Sep 6 03:57:00 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 05 September 2006 11:53 pm, William Munson wrote:
> Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > On 9/6/06, Rett D. Walters <rettw at rtwnetwork.com> wrote:
> >> Is it possible to have two frontends running on one pc?  For instance,
> >> run once instance on a X screen at a high resolution with DVI to an
> >> HDTV, and another on a second X screen via S-Video out to a regular TV?
> >> I am trying to consolidate machines (have too many) and one to drive
> >> both TV's would be great.
> >
> > Yes you can provided you use a different X screen.
> > You'll need to TV adapter though, you can't watch the same channel on
> > the two screens at the same time
> Sure you can... at least in 0.20. One person watches the "live tv" and
> the other watches the recording  of live tv.... Basically you both get
> it until the primary person changes channels. Then you are out of
> luck... Better to watch everything sans commercials anyways.

I keep meaning to allow multiple frontends to join in on the same live-tv 
instance.  Should be rather easy to do, just haven't found the time..


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