[mythtv-users] Setting up slave backend

John Finlay finlay at moeraki.com
Mon Mar 12 00:23:50 UTC 2012

On 03/11/2012 04:10 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 3/11/2012 18:03, John Finlay wrote:
>> On 03/11/2012 02:21 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>>> On 3/11/2012 16:59, John Finlay wrote:
>>>> I figured I'd have one tuner on the
>>>> slave and several disks that would be used for storing recordings from
>>>> that tuner and a bunch of videos. Reading the Storage Groups wiki page
>>>> seems to indicate that I just add the slave directories to the master
>>>> storage groups and leave the slave storage groups settings alone (I
>>>> actually removed the Local Storage Groups while trying to make this work).
>>> Recordings on slave backends will fall through to storage directories
>>> defined on the master backend, if there are none defined locally.  In
>>> 0.25, Video directories duplicate this behavior, however you still need
>>> to perform a scan before any content will show up in MythVideo.  In
>>> 0.22-0.24, the Videos directories must be defined in mythtv-setup on
>>> each slave backend which is to host content.
>> I am running 0.24 and setting up a Videos Local Storage Group on the
>> slave shows the videos on the slave however some of the videos are ISOs
>> and they will not play from the slave but will play from the master. Is
>> this a known problem?
> Maybe you don't have the external dependencies needed for DVD playback
> installed on the remote frontend?
> _______________________________________________

I'm running Mythbuntu 10.10 and have libdvdcss2 enabled. What other 
dependencies are required?

The error message in the frontend log is:

2012-03-11 15:00:12.179 TV: Attempting to change from None to WatchingDVD
2012-03-11 15:00:12.179 
RingBuf(myth://Videos@ Op
enFile(myth://Videos@, 2000 ms)
2012-03-11 15:00:12.184 OpenFile() trying DVD at 
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version svnR1215
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Could not open input: No such file or directory
libdvdread: Can't open myth://Videos@ for 
libdvdnav: vm: failed to open/read the DVD
2012-03-11 15:00:12.194 Failed to open DVD device at 


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