[mythtv-users] frontend connecting from outside my home network

mythmail at gmail.com mythmail at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 22:30:51 UTC 2007

My apartment and lab are both on the same university network, so speed
isn't an issue.  I've tried doing it through mythweb before, but it
wants to download the whole file before playing.  If there were a way
stream it from mythweb, that would be perfect

On 1/9/07, Jake Palmer <jakep_82 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >From: Kevin Kuphal
> >
> >mythmail at gmail.com wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >     I have a mythtv system running on my home network that's behind a
> > > router/firewall.  I was wondering if there was a way that I could have
> > > my lab desktop (not on my home network, but with a plenty fast
> > > connection to it) running the frontend connect to my home system.  I
> > > tried just forwarding the ports for the backend and MySQL through the
> > > router.  I can access the MySQL database just fine, but I can't access
> > > any video.  I think this is because the backend at home has it's IP
> > > set as and the lab computer doesn't know to try my
> > > router's IP address instead.  Does anybody have any ideas how I could
> > > get this to work?  Some fancy iptables setup maybe?
> > >    Thanks, this has the potential to make some of those late nights go
> > > by much smoother,
> > >
> >BTW, opening up your database, etc to the outside world is a VeryBadIdea
> >(tm).  Another option is to use the patches to do Flash transcoding and
> >stream that from Mythweb (again, be very very careful opening mythweb to
> >the world).  One googlebot hitting your delete links will wipe out your
> >recordings rather quick.
> >
> >Kevin
> Mythweb is a much better solution.  Unless you have a crazy fast ISP or a
> T1, you're probably getting less than 1Mbit of upload bandwidth.  Even low
> bitrate SD recordings are at least 2Mbits.
> Jake
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