[mythtv-users] How do you enable streaming vs. NFS/Samba?

Justin Malcolm spam at sigphi.ca
Sun Sep 17 17:32:17 UTC 2006

I would like to make my new mythfrontend work without having to mount 
anything on the backend.

I have been running Myth for some time now.  I have a backend running 
fedora core 2 (it has gone Red Hat 9>Core 1>Core 2).

I have an XBox running a mashed Xebian/Ubuntu hybrid.  I use the Ubuntu 
repositories now.

I have a laptop running Ubuntu Dapper (it started as Breezy).

I upgraded all three to MythTV 0.20 the other day.  The Fedora box used 
the ATRPMS and the XBox and laptop both used the same Ubuntu debs.

The XBox is struggling a little but everything seems to be working 
fine.  Neither the XBox nor the laptop need to mount anything at the 
filesystem level and they both play Live TV and recordings with no 

Ok, now to my question...

I built an AMD64 box yesterday and installed Ubuntu 6.06 LTS 64bit on 
it.  I added the Automatix stuff and then installed MythTV.

Now...when I try to use mythfrontend I get errors that the files cannot 
be found.  LiveTV just exits back to the menu and I get no previews in 
the recording listings.

Here is a sample of what it looks like when I try to watch Live TV:


2006-09-18 10:19:52.719 Connecting to backend server: 
(try 1 of 5)
2006-09-18 10:19:52.721 Using protocol version 30
2006-09-18 10:19:52.742 TV: Attempting to change from None to 
2006-09-18 10:19:52.744 Using protocol version 30
2006-09-18 10:19:59.670 RingBuf(/storage/tv/1069_20060917102228.mpg): 
Could not open /storage/tv/1069_20060917102228.mpg.
2006-09-18 10:19:59.689 DPMS Deactivated
2006-09-18 10:19:59.717 NVP::OpenFile(): Error, file not found: 
2006-09-18 10:19:59.722 TV Error: StartPlayer(): NVP is not playing 
after 20000 msec
2006-09-18 10:19:59.896 TV Error: LiveTV not successfully started
2006-09-18 10:19:59.911 DPMS Reactivated.


How do I get this box to use the native streaming capability instead of 
needing to mount the files via NFS or Samba?


Justin Malcolm

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