[mythtv-users] Blu-ray playback in XBMC (Lifehacker)

Scott list-mythtv at bluecamel.eml.cc
Thu Aug 26 20:27:02 UTC 2010

On Aug 26, 2010, at 11:55 AM, Robert McNamara wrote:
> I also meant to mention that as of last night, thanks to the hard work of Chris Pinkham, Blu-ray, DVD, and ISO playback via storage group is now possible, meaning you can house all of your discs all across your backends, using storage groups, and adding new frontends will "just work" with no additional configuration, and no network mounts required.  Add to that the fact that we are dangerously close to being able to do HDMV menus in blu-ray, you can switch between titles on Blu-ray in Myth, Myth has multi-angle, proper subtitle and audio track handling... and using some hack to stream a title to XBMC is a tough sell.

Thank you to Chris for DVD and ISO playback via storage group! I'm currently using 0.23 and have all my DVDs stored in ISO format on an NAS and served via NFS 

On both my FE and BE (not the same system as the NAS) I use autofs to mount the needed NFS shares from the NAS. For both the FE and the BE that currently looks something like this:

# shared directories for artwork, trailers, and ISO videos
scottrus at htpc:/var/lib/mythtv$ ls -g
total 52
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root      29 2010-05-10 20:56 banners -> /net/storzilla/mythtv/banners
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root      30 2010-05-10 20:56 coverart -> /net/storzilla/mythtv/coverart
drwxrwsr-x 2 mythtv  4096 2010-05-10 16:32 db_backups
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root      28 2010-05-10 20:56 fanart -> /net/storzilla/mythtv/fanart
drwxrwsr-x 2 mythtv  4096 2010-05-10 16:32 livetv
drwxrwsr-x 2 mythtv 36864 2010-08-25 23:16 recordings
drwxrwsr-x 2 mythtv  4096 2010-05-10 16:32 screenshots
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root      30 2010-05-10 20:56 trailers -> /net/storzilla/mythtv/trailers
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root      21 2010-05-10 16:46 videos -> /net/storzilla/movies

As I understand it, with storage groups I would be able to simplify my setup by NFS mounting the videos on the BE then using storage groups with the BE and FE. I would not have to share directories for artwork. 

Simplification is always good. :)

-- Scott

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