[mythtv-users] remote frontend on a Mac

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Dec 17 14:34:47 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 12:52:43PM +0100, lee wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 08:34:46PM +1100, Christopher Kerr wrote:
> > >> All recordings are shared within a single MythTV setup (which encompasses all frontends and backends tied to the same master backend). MythTV doesn't have a concept of "users" really.
> > >>
> > >
> > > That sucks, and it's totally ridiculous. How do I prevent another user
> > > from removing my recordings or from preventing me from recording
> > > something because he's trying to record something else at the same
> > > time?
> > 
> > MythTV is designed to have multiple frontends - that's why it has a
> > client-server architecture.
> Multiple frontends involve multiple users.

...not any more so than a single frontend does.

You prioritize rules and tell everyone else not to delete
your stuff just like you tell them not to drink your rum.

> > But I don't understand your insistence that one user should rule - if
> > "another user" prevents you from recording something because he has
> > scheduled something, why is it that you are right and he is wrong? If
> > it becomes a real problem, get another tuner.
> ... and an electrician to run more cables to connect the tuners to
> ... maybe a second backend because you can't fit any more cards into
> the backend, perhaps more satellite dishes --- and so on.
> Why shouldn't each user have control over his recordings?
> > As for having someone else remove "your" recordings - I find a
> > low-tech solution, like talking to the people in your household,
> > works quite well.
> You can do that anyway, but having multiple users would make things a
> lot easier. It would also prevent users from messing with each others
> recordings accidentially. The frontend doesn't even warn you when you

    If you could mess with recordings "by accident" that would be a 
bad thing in general. It wouldn't really have anything to do with 
whether or not you "own" the particular recording or not. It would be
a pretty generic usability problem.

> set something to record when it prevents something else from being
> recorded which was set up earlier.
> > Having loads of storage so it's weeks or months before it's an issue
> > helps too.
> Sure does, but storage costs money, too.
> > Basically, the idea is to allow you to access your content on the TV
> > upstairs or downstairs, not to pretend you have 2 different PVR's for
> > 2 different people.
> Lol, who has computers at their TVs? Even with two screens eventually,

   ...anyone else on this list.

   Modern PCs tend to have outputs suitable for modern TVs. It's not 
particularly hard to hook up a PC to a TV anymore for those of us so 


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list