[mythtv-users] Help? MythMusic has me stumped.

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Sun Dec 20 21:29:28 UTC 2009

On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Craig Huff <huffcslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> I supposed that was
> because it wasn't NFS mounted from the backend.  I got into the xterm
> again and created the local folder on the frontend.  Then I tried to
> import the files locally on the frontend again, but it said they were
> all already imported.

You don't need to import something on each frontend system.  Once it's
imported somewhere, it's imported everywhere if you've set things up

You need an NFS mount to do this.

On the frontend, go to setup -> media settings -> music settings ->
general settings and find the option "Directory to hold music".  That
directory must exist on the frontend.  Then define an NFS mount so
that the frontend can see the same files that the backend sees at that

So, if your music is in /var/lib/mythmusic on both the frontend and
the backend, then on the frontend system add something like this to

backend:/var/lib/mythmusic /var/lib/mythmusic nfs defaults

and on the backend add something like this to /etc/exports:

/var/lib/mythmusic frontend(ro)

(Or rw if you like.)

Then restart nfs services on the backend, run "mount -a" on the
frontend, and then your frontend system should be able to play
anything that your backend can.


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