[mythtv-users] remote frontend on a Mac

Ryan Pisani mythtv at frouse3.homelinux.com
Thu Dec 17 17:59:25 UTC 2009

> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 05:25:49AM -0800, Yan Seiner wrote:
>> Clearly you're expecting myth to be something it's not.  It's a
>> *home PVR to be used among trusted users*.
> That doesn't make having multiple users unnecessary. Why did the
> developers go to the lengths of creating a client/server architecture
> but then turned around 180 degrees and aborted that concept somewhere
> along the way? It doesn't make sense.

They never 180'd it an aborted the concept. Mythtv is a client/server
architecture all the way.

It supports users, specific user/frontend settings, or global frontend
settings all independent of one another. If you tweak the
frontend-identifier for each user (even on the same frontend) their
settings will be used when it's launched. A user can tweak their settings,
theme, etc and have it only launch under their profile for their frontend
preference on that machine, and not affect another users setting. Without
these tweaks you'll most definitely share the same settings, especially
when localhost.localdomain or something of the like is used as the system

What it does do to your liking is handle recordings at a user level.
Tuners, recordings, and all other myth content is at a shared level. So
recordings, conflicts, and managing files is possible for all users &
frontends for all content in the mythtv system.

As for all the bitching about it doesn't play.. there are errors, etc.
That's all directly related to your setup. That or the thousands of us on
this list like to pretend we have backends & multiple frontends doing all
sorts of neat stuff. I've got 4 or 5 hardware platforms for frontends with
no issues.


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