[mythtv-users] Multiple frontends on the same machine

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sat Apr 2 23:31:27 UTC 2011

On 4/2/2011 17:32, Tony Lill wrote:
> Raymond Wagner<raymond at wagnerrp.com>  writes:
>> On 4/1/2011 07:39, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
>>> On 11-03-31 10:52 PM, Nick Rout wrote:
>>>> But hold on ... they can't both use the same video card and audio device :)
>> The point is that the chosen audio and video device are tied into the
>> machine profile in the database.  If they are running two independent
>> frontends on the same machine, they must be using two completely
>> independent machine profiles.  Thus there is no possibility for the two
>> frontends to be sharing the same configuration.
> It shouldn't be too hard to add a command line option to override the
> hostname as the identifier for the profile. All the lookups are
> handled in the Get*Settings routines, aren't they?
> You'd think this would be useful enough for developers that it would
> already be there.

It shouldn't be too hard to just change the HOME environment variable to 
point to a different configuration directory with a different config.xml.

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