[mythtv-users] DVD drive on frontend, storage and transcoding on backend?

Rod Smith mythtv at rodsbooks.com
Tue Feb 20 20:34:15 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 20 February 2007 15:19, Bruce H McIntosh wrote:
> Ok, I've been through every FAQ, HOWTO, forum archive and wiki I can
> find, but cannot pin this down.
> My setup:  I've built frontend and backend boxes using knoppmyth.  The
> backend box has two PVR250s and several hundred gig of storage; it does
> NOT have a DVD drive (it's an older dual P3 mobo that throws DMA errors
> if a DVD drive is hooked up).  The frontend box has a DVD drive.  What I
> would like is for all my recorded programs, ripped DVDs, audio files
> (mp3s, CD rips, etc), games, photos, etc., to wind up in the /myth
> directory on the backend box.  I also want any transcoding to happen on
> the backend, as it's a dually (I presume for that, I just have to have
> mtd running as a daemon).  What's unclear to me is how to configure the
> *frontend* so that all the file storage occurs on the *backend*.  Do I
> need to nfs- or samba- mount the backend's /myth on the frontend box(es,
> as there will eventually be two or three of 'em)?

Precisely. I'm not sure about getting the transcoding to occur on the backend 
if you want to transcode when you rip the DVDs, though.

Rod Smith

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