[mythtv-users] Mythdora 4 Frontend Database Woes / Network Lag

Jonathan Seawright opustormy at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 21:45:17 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 2:17 AM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 3:13 PM, Brad DerManouelian
> <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> > On Jul 21, 2008, at 8:01 PM, Jonathan Seawright wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 9:38 PM, Brad DerManouelian <
> myth at dermanouelian.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> I'm talking about plain ol' recorded programs. When I attempt to watch
> one
> >> without mounting  the samba share, it tells me that the video file
> cannot be
> >> found.
> >
> > What does your frontend log file say? How about the backend log?
> >
> > I do believe that this is becuase it is looking on it's own drive and not
> on
> > the master server... so to fix this (probably a little bit of a patch
> more
> > than anything else?), I simply mounted the /storage share at the point
> where
> > it has been looking for the videos, so it accesses them via samba.
> >
> > I actually recall watching mythtv on my linux box without having to do
> funky
> > networking mounting... it SHOULD work without it correct?
> > I get the feeling that it is a setting that carried over from the main
> box
> > (because their configurations were shared previously)
> >
> > Yes, it should. It sounds like your storage group settings are broken.
> >
> Actually looking at the first part of the original post in this
> thread, is it that there is some confusion between the two frontends
> (one local to the backend and one remote). IIRC If the system thinks
> the frontend is local, then it will try and access the recorded show
> off the hard drive instead of streaming it. And it will fail cos its
> not really local.
> Do the machines have unique network names?

They have different IPs. I also changed the DB header for the machines to be
It might be a network problem, because I disabled the SMB mount and it's
streaming, and it keeps studdering every 3/4th of a second or so. My
switches hang when the video hangs, so i think it's a packet size problem?
Any idea on a recommended size?

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