[mythtv-users] Mount music on frontends

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Wed Oct 6 21:13:55 UTC 2010

On Wednesday, October 06, 2010 02:58:23 pm Josu Lazkano wrote:
> Hello everybody! I have a backend/fronted HTPC with lots of music on
> the hard disk. I use MythMusic plugin to play. I have two laptos that
> works as fronteds, I want to play all the music on them.
> Is there any script to mount the backend music folder on the laptops
> when mythfronted starts?
> Is there any better solution?
> I prefer to use SSH mount, is better than SMB?

SSH uses encryption, with the overhead that encryption/decryption entails.

With modern machines I doubt that the overhead for encryption would be significant.

I prefer NFS myself, but if you are talking about Windows machines it's not as simple as with Unix boxes. If Windows 
machines are involved, Samba mounts are probably the easiest to implement.

If the laptops are running Linux Myth frontends, I'd think NFS would be the way to go. I'd think the easiest way to do 
that would be to just make entries in /etc/fstab so the music mounts at boot, unless there is some reason you do not want 
it mounted until the FE starts.

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