[mythtv-users] How do you point to a remote folder
nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 19:16:32 UTC 2011
On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 9:36 PM, Anthony Rooney <rooneyo at iinet.net.au>wrote:
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> > bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of jedi
> > Sent: Wednesday, 2 February 2011 12:11 AM
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> > Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] How do you point to a remote folder
> > On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 11:53:51PM +1030, Anthony Rooney wrote:
> > > Raymond
> > >
> > > What syntax do you use to point to a location on another network PC
> > > with Myth Video?
> > >
> > > For example if I had video files stored on another PC on my LAN named
> > > Capture in a folder named Movies how do I define this in Myth Video?
> > You mount that remote folder as a part of the local filesystem and
> treat it
> > like any other local folder.
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> On advice from this forum I sought to mount the remote folder using CIFS as
> I was told that this was better than using SAMBA.
> I sought to mount the remote folder MusicFilms, which resides on a Win7
> machine named POSSUM mapped to my MythTv box file system at the location
> I added the following to my fstab file having created a .credentials in my
> home folder with my windows user name and password:
> //possum/MusicFilms /mnt/MusicFilms cifs
> I also tried the following line to see if I could mount using SAMBA which I
> know is running on the machine
> # //possum/MusicFilms /mnt/MusicFilms smbfs guest 0 0
Have you tried mounting from the command line? It may give you some useful
mount -t cifs //possum/MusicFilms /mnt/MusicFilms
> Note via the Ubuntu "Places" file system interface I can browse and connect
> to this share and mount it without any problem however I have no way of
> making the mapping persistent.
> I would be interested in knowing where in the Linux file system does it
> place the remote folder if I user the Network interface of Ubuntu and
> to the remote folder and chose Mount from the dropdown command list? A
> representation of the remote folder appears on the desktop however it does
> not appear in the file system inside the Desktop folder.
> It looks like I have something wrong with the syntax however I do not have
> any boot errors requiring me to skip like I got with previous attempts.
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