[mythtv-users] Two part-time backends? MythVideo standalone?

Brad Benson bbenso1 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 21:54:02 UTC 2007

On 1/8/07, jonny Linux <jonnylinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> So my question is, is it possible to use the plugins without having a
> mythbackend running on the network?

The short answer is, no.  If MythVideo is set to browse mode it doesn't need
the database to look up file info although it would need the database to
look up which player to use for which filetypes or, at the very least, the
default player setting.  Plus, how would it know it should use browse mode
without checking the database for the setting that defines what mode it
should run in?  Not to mention that the frontend has no way of knowing that
you want it to start up only to use MythVideo or watch a DVD.  Any other
frontend function would require database access at least to check settings.

Any way you look at it, even if you didn't need a master backend running you
would at least need a running DB server.  If you're going to have a machine
up 24/7 to run a DB server you might as well just run a master backend.

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