[mythtv-users] front end over VPN or ssh
ben at inspiredtechs.com
Thu May 8 12:51:28 UTC 2008
On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 8:18 AM, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 8:48 AM, J <jsweepstakes at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm looking for a way to add a front end over ssh, is there a way to cache
> the data in order to download it and then watch it after its done? [this
> also would be useful for wireless clients that are on a slower connection
> then the encoded rate]
> The best option I came up with for very slow links would be:
> - Remote frontend
> - Custom user job on master backend that transcodes (to reduce size) and
> SCP (to move file) to frontend
> Now, here I think you have some options. You could just leave the frontend
> connected to the backend and put the files in the same mount locations that
> the backend has but leave them local and do not mount the actual storage
> from the backend. I *think* that the frontend will play local files first,
> then try to go to the backend for streaming.
> You also might be able to run a slave backend on the frontend and do some
> hostname changes in the DB for recordings to "move" them to the slave
> backend storage and Myth will load them from there
> A third option might be to run a completely separate Myth system, move the
> file, insert the DB entry (nuvexport will make SQL for you), then
> mythcommflag to rebuild the seektable and your frontend would have a list of
> only recordings it had cached. I think this has often been proposed for a
> car type configuration where the connectivity is intermittent.
> I hope this gives you something to chew on and some ideas.
Maybe this has already been proposed but just in case it hasn't here
we go. How about creating "virtual tuning device" that is capable of
connecting to a unique and separate mythtv backend.
I setup a working mythtv backend at my home and have a couple of ATSC
tuners I record shows and they are stored on my backend.
I setup a new mythtv baackend at my lake home and have no tuners but I
setup a "virtual tuning device" with a channel that is attached to the
backend at my home receives a list of recorded programs and then
beginnings "recording" them as any other tuner would do. The recording
would actually just be a download.
Just a thought,
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