[mythtv-users] Myth on a Laptop

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Mon Oct 1 15:40:54 UTC 2007

Larry Sanderson wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Oct 2007 10:57:17 -0400, "Thom Paine" <painethom at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I am setting up mythtv to use on my laptop so that I can import shows
>> I've recorded and videos I have to take with me when I travel.
>> I have myth all set up, but I cannot connect to the master backend on
>> ip I don't have any tuner cards, and don't need any, I just
>> want to be able to take what I have on my home system with me
>> periodically.
>> Anyone else doing a similar setup and can offer any tips or tricks to
>> make this work well?
> I can't think of a good way to do what you want besides copying over the
> recordings manually and playing them with another viewer (mythrename.pl and
> mplayer could help here).
> Perhaps this might be a good reason to come up with an "offline" mode to
> Myth?  Something like: if the backend and/or DB are not available, then go
> to offline mode.  This would require an option on recordings and vides to
> "make available for offline viewing".  Just a thought.

Several people have played with "Myth-to-go" over the years, myself 
included.  There just doesn't seem to be enough critical mass, or a dev 
with enough time and desire, to put it all together.  (I'm not 
criticizing here; I'm one of those who has the need but not the time / 
knowledge / desire to get it done.)

I'll put up some beer-and-pizza if anyone wants to take this on.  :-)


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