[mythtv-users] front end over VPN or ssh

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Thu May 8 20:16:10 UTC 2008

On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 7:51 AM, Ben Dailey <ben at inspiredtechs.com> wrote:

>  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.
> Example:
> 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.

Seems like an awful lot of work for something that could be accomplished
with a post-recording user job or a simple rsync script on the remote system
to sync the folders.

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