[mythtv-users] How to get mythvideo working on a FE only machine.

Rodd Clarkson rodd at clarkson.id.au
Sat May 1 21:53:07 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-05-01 at 15:12 -0500, R. Ramesh wrote:
> Hi
> I have two mythtv installation. One is mythbuntu 9.04 with both frontend 
> and backend. Another debian
> lenny with frontend only. mythbuntu machine has all disks my house 
> automounted on /var/lib/mythvideos so that I can watch all videos from 
> that machine on my TV. I was hoping a similar thing is possible from my 
> debian box.
> I installed mythvideo on the lenny box and setup /var/lib/mythvideo with 
> symlink to all automounted video dirs in the home network. After that I 
> was thinking that the debian box will use its local filesystem under 
> /var/lib/mythvideo (not videos) to show me the videos. However it seem 
> to look at my mythbuntu box for the videos. Is this how mythvideo is 
> supposed to work?

I can't help but wonder.  Have you set up the folders in mythtv-setup
using storage groups.  Or, have you set up the folders in
mythtv-frontend using Setup > Setup > MythVideo

If you're trying to use storage groups, then ripped dvds (ISO images)
won't work at this stage (I believe).


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