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Mon Feb 19 23:02:36 UTC 2007
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Brett Stevens wrote:
> On 20/02/2007, at 9:26 AM, Rod Smith wrote:
>> On Monday 19 February 2007 16:58, Jared Greenwald wrote:
>>> I seem to be a little confused about how this whole backend/
>>> frontend thing
>>> I'd like to be able to keep all of my media up on the backend. This
>>> includes transcoded DVD movies, music, and tv shows. It doesn't
>>> seem to be
>>> setup this way. Ultimately, I'd like to setup a single backend
>>> with multiple frontend machines. I'd like all of the media files
>>> to reside
>>> on the backend so that they can be played on any of the frontend
>>> I'm playing with a test setup at the moment with a backend and
>>> frontend machine and when I attempt to rip a DVD, it seems to just
>>> plop the
>>> resulting files on the local frontend's disk.
>>> Also, same with mp3s/music files.
>>> Has anyone tried this? How would I be able to set this up such that
>>> everything is shared.
>> If there's a within-MythTV way of doing this, I don't know what it is;
>> however, doing it with the help of conventional Linux file-sharing
>> shouldn't be too hard. You need to do two things:
>> 1) Configure the backend system to share the directories in which you
>> want to store video files, music files, and whatever else.
>> 2) Create /etc/fstab entries on the frontend system to automatically
>> mount the directories you've shared via step #1 in the locations
>> where you tell the frontend to place ripped DVD files, to look for
>> video files, etc.
>> NFS is the Linux-native way to do this, and NFS *SHOULD* work
>> adequately, but
>> I've only done a few short tests with it so my practical experience is
>> limited. Alternatively, you could try Samba on the backend and
>> Linux's SMBFS
>> or CIFS driver on the frontend. This *SHOULD* also work adequately,
>> but I've
>> not tried it at all with MythTV. For Myth/Linux-only networks, I'd
>> try NFS;
>> but Samba/SMBFS/CIFS would be easier if you want Windows boxes to
>> have access
>> to your MythTV files. (You can run both NFS and Samba on the
>> backend, if you
>> like.) In any event, you'll have to pay attention to ownership,
>> and read/write vs. read-only issues, but the details of how to do
>> this are
>> different for the two protocols.
>> Rod Smith
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