[mythtv-users] New frontend will not play video

Shanon Mulley shanonmulleyster at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 10:45:38 UTC 2007


I have a backend/frontend which has been working fine for over a year
(currently running latest mythtv on FC5).

I have just tried installed ubuntu on an old machine here (PIII), and
installed mythtv (Using the standard repositories), with the intention
of using the PIII (ubuntu) machine has a remote frontend.

The problem is, it wont work. I can get it to connect, to the extent
that I can browse recorded shows (although it wont show me a
screenshot of it), but when I try to watch a recorded show, the screen
goes to black for a second, then I am brought back to the recorded
show browser.

A similar thing happens when I try to watch live TV.

If I try to schedule recordings (by having a look at the program
guide) nothing pops up - it crashes mythfrontend.

When I go into the system status from the new frontend, it cannot give
me the status of the tuners (from the backend). It is supposed to?

It does, however, give me accurate statistics ofthe MythTV server
(Uptime, Load, RAM, Swap, Disc usage on the server).

The only thing I have set up on the frontend is the IP address of the
backend, and I assume this much is correct (as it can see some

I'm not sure if this is relevant, but I kind of done things in the
wrong order while installing mythtv on the ubuntu frontend. I
installed mythtv before installing mysql. It gave me an error, but
still installed. I ended up trying to remove mythtv and re-installing
(using sudo apt-get remove mythtv), but am not sure if it really did.

Can anyone suggest whats going on?

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