[mythtv-users] Confused about mythmusic and shared libraries

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 00:56:32 UTC 2007

On 04/02/07, Paul Bender <pebender at san.rr.com> wrote:
> David Whyte wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have all of my music on my BE server.  Also on the BE is a FE, which
> > was at one point my only FE.  I have mythmusic installed on it and it
> > had imported all my music from my server just fine.  It showed up in
> > mythweb fine too.
> >
> > I just installed mythmusic on a second FE and set it up so that it has
> > access to the BE's shared music folder.  When I went to mythmusic on
> > the second FE, it couldn't see any music in the library so I started a
> > scan.  This seems to have removed all of the existing entries from the
> > DB and now, my original FE doesn't have any music in the library.
> >
> > Is it possible to have multiple FE's use mythmusic, particularly the
> > same bunch of files that are being shared.  I would have thought this
> > was a common requirement.
> If you mount the root of your music directory in the same location (e.g.
> /mnt/music) on all computers acting as an FE (including your integrated
> BE/FE), then it should work.

This is what I do. Playlists are host-specific, but scanned music
itself is not. Filenames are stored relative to the root music folder,
so if these are different on different machines, some clients will not
be able to access the music.

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