[mythtv-users] Play from DVD drive in remote machine

Christopher Kerr mythtv at theseekerr.com
Sun Sep 18 04:01:32 UTC 2011

On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 1:52 PM, Erik Jensen
<eriksjunk at laurelwoodart.com> wrote:
> I am currently driving my projector from an ION system in a rather
> inaccessible location. I would like to be able to pop a DVD into the
> drive of another computer and play it on the front end with minimal
> fuss. The closest I have gotten is using NBD (network block device),
> but playing a DVD is still rather complicated (insert dvd, play dvd
> locally with mplayer to unlock the drive, connect NBD, play DVD,
> disconnect NBD, eject dvd). What would be ideal would be a way to
> forward raw ATA commands over the network, allowing the front end to
> unlock the drive, eject the disc, etc. Does anyone know of a utility
> that would allow me to accomplish this?

I think setting up the DVD drive as an iSCSI target would allow this,
but I've never managed to get an iSCSI server working on Linux to find

might give you some tips to get started.

- Chris

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