[mythtv-users] How to play music/videos (mythvideo/mythmusic) on remote mythfrontend

Chris Isip cmisipster at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 22:54:16 UTC 2007

On Nov 10, 2007 5:40 PM, Ma Begaj <derliebegott at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have three Mythfrontends, one running on the same box with the
> backend, and two are remote frontends in other rooms. I always used
> these two remote frontends for watching recorded shows, not for ripped
> DVDs or music.
> I installed today mythplugins (mythvideo and mythmusic) because I
> wanted to try to watch a movie with MythVideo, but I was surprised
> that I am not able to do it. MythVideo could not find movies.
> I checked the logs and found that mythfrontend was trying play files
> from the local path?? Hmmm, I thought that is "maybe logical" but how
> I play remote videos? I am using Internal player on these frontends.
> I started mythfrontend without "-p" to connect to Myth's UPnP server,
> because it UPnP sounds promising. I have no experience with UPnP, but
> PlugAndPlay sounds good :).
> Log file gives me:
> 2007-11-10 23:11:25.008 Using runtime prefix = /usr
> 2007-11-10 23:11:28.135 MythXMLClient::GetConnectionInfo Failed -
> (606) Action Not Authorized
> 2007-11-10 23:11:28.135 Access Denied for mythbox: MythTV AV Media Server
> 2007-11-10 23:11:33.459 Database Hostname:
> although the pin code is correct. mythfrontend starts when I enter the
> correct pin code but I see the above message in the log. If I enter
> the wrong one, it wont start and I just see the message "Action Not
> Authorized" in the window below the login box. What does "not
> authorized" mean in this case? Do I have to turn on something else? Or
> am I looking at totally wrong place?
> Well ... I am long time MythTv user, but there are some part of MythTv
> which I neved used. This is the one. How can I play videos (not
> recordings) and music from remote mythbackend on my remote
> mythfrontend? I am obviously doing something wrong.
> I could of course share the video directory with nfs/samba in the
> network, but I was convinced that mythtv can stream the videos and
> music to a remote mythfrontend like streaming recordings. I know that
> MythStream exists (I never tried it), but I thought that MythTv can do
> it with its "official" plugins.
> Thanks
> M.
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I could do this only by exporting the music and video directory via nfs.
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