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

kim gross kgross at jensalt.com
Sun Sep 17 19:57:31 UTC 2006

Justin Malcolm wrote:

>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
>mythtv-users mailing list
>mythtv-users at mythtv.org
In my experiance as long as you have different host names the myth files 
will be streamed.  But you have to make sure you do have different host 
names on the machines if the are both localhost.localhost.com myth will 
think that they are the same machine and will not stream the files.


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