[mythtv-users] Problems with External USB Drives

Steve Peters - Priority Electronics steve at priorityelectronics.com
Wed Dec 31 19:01:32 UTC 2008

>> So my question for the list before I go ahead and buy another drive
>> is, what is the best setup for storage? I have an eSATA port so I was
>> thinking of using a 750GB external eSATA drive.

John, I had the same experience when trying to use usb drives. I could not
use them for storage folders. Myth just doesn't like playing off of them. I
do however have several of them setup as my video directories for the movies
I rip into myth (and recordings I transcode into myth) but for live tv and
regular recordings, usb drives and myth just don't get along.

If only you could use mplayer to do the live tv/recording watching in myth,
then it'd work great.


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