[mythtv-users] front end over VPN or ssh

Ben Dailey 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.
> Kevin

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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