[mythtv-users] 0.22 The .iso / Storage groups problem

Marius Schrecker marius at schrecker.org
Thu Oct 29 12:19:40 UTC 2009

Sorry about sending to you directly Nasa.

 Here's the updated thread to the list:

>On Thu Oct 29 13:17 , Marius Schrecker <marius at schrecker.org> wrote: On Thu Oct 29 12:05 , Nasa <nasa01 at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> >> The question is which storage groups NEED to be in place for live
>>> tv
>>> >> to function correctly, and which should be removed, and just
>>> specified
>>> > >on the individual frontends? I'm quite happy continuing to use nfs
>>> for
>>> > > my other frontends to playback movies.
>>> > >
>>> >From my understanding, as of now, there is no need for any storage
>>> groups. That
>>> >may change in future version (if I remembe past discussions) but for
>>> now you don't
>>> >need to use them.
>>> >Nasa
>>> I can't see anywhere else to set the liveTV buffer directory.
>>> Don't I need to keep at least one storage group for live tv?
>>> Cheers!
>>your right about that: http://mythtv.org/wiki/Storage_Groups#Storage_directories.  One 
>>group is defined as *default*.  All I did was set it to an empyt directory (ie: /mnt/store/)
>>and then mounted and/or symlinked my nfs mounts to that.
>Sorry Nasa, I'm still confused.
>I can see how setting the default storage group to an empty directory on a fs with enough free space for the tv buffer, but then I would expect that to stream automatically to the remote frontends, without needing any special mounts.
>I'm also unclear about whether using the default storage group, will cause problems with mythvideo. Logically I would expect mythvideo to be included in the "default group, but excluded by deleting the default group and setting an explicit group for live tv. But can't find the exact procedure documented anywhere. I'm still having other issues with LiveTV (HD-PVR) so would like to exclude storage group issues as far as possible before I can test.
> Are you saying that the approach you describe allows you to watch live tv AND lets you set the mythvideo directories at the frontend level..i.e. you can play iso files without any problems?

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