[mythtv-users] MythVideo on a frontend

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 08:21:00 UTC 2006

On 07/09/06, Lachek Butalek <lachek at gmail.com> wrote:

> To get the functionality of these plugins on a separate frontend while
> storing all the media files on the backend (such as in the case of a
> diskless frontend PC, for example), would you need to interface to the
> backend via NFS/Samba or similar to "trick" the frontend into thinking
> the files are local while actually served over the network? Does

This is exactly what I do for videos/music/photos - NFS shares on the
backend mounted at boot by the frontends.

> MythTV (or its plugins) accommodate this direct file access
> functionality in some (quite poorly documented) way? Am I just
> misunderstanding the whole thing in some fundamental way?

I seem to recall reading a few ago that internal protocol support is
planned/in development to allow frontends to access media files on
backends in addition to normal recordings - which should remove the
requirement for NFS/Samba is many situations.

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