[mythtv-users] Disabling the internal player

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Wed Feb 24 02:07:52 UTC 2010

On 2/23/2010 20:36, Tom Dexter wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 4:42 PM, Nick Rout<nick.rout at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Raymond Wagner<raymond at wagnerrp.com>  wrote:
>>> Just a heads up, the shift in MythVideo to using storage groups and allowing
>>> remote access rather than relying on NFS, will likely result in the removal
>>> of external player support.
>> That would be a shame, but that's another thread.
> I agree 100%...that would be an absolutely awful change in my opinion.

It's all based around a push to simplify MythTV and reduce the 
opportunity for things to break.  With the internal player and storage 
groups, mythbackend manages all access to content to any frontends that 
want it, and any bugs that arise will be internal problems that can be 
diagnosed and dealt with.  With external players, you have to set up the 
external player, you have to set up NFS on all machines, you have to 
figure out whether issues are in mythtv or some other 3rd party 
software, and you may have to explain to frustrated users they need to 
seek help elsewhere.  Everything just becomes considerably easier to 
maintain as external dependencies are reduced.

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