[mythtv-users] Why does Myth need write access to my Videos SG?

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 01:08:32 UTC 2012

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 9:01 PM, Thomas Mashos <thomas at mashos.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM, Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com> wrote:
> > My videos directory is an SMB share and it is intentionally read-only to
> my
> > various media servers. I noticed that during Mythtv-setup, Myth
> complained
> > that it couldn't write to this directory. Can somebody tell me what Myth
> > needs to write to in here?
> >
> > Additionally I'm confused about the line in the wiki that says "External
> > Video Players (mplayer, xine, VLC) will not work with videos hosted on an
> > SG." - Does Myth actually modify the files in some way? This would be
> > catastrophic to me, as my videos are accessed by many different
> > applications.
> >
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> MythVideo has an option to delete videos, that is why it wants write
> access. If you don't want to give it this ability then you can safely
> ignore that warning (I think it can also rip to that directory, but I
> haven't used the mythtv ripper in a long long time)
> Regarding external players, external players have no idea what a
> MythTV storage group is, which is why you cannot use storage groups
> with external players. The external player functionality (what is
> left) is going away in a future release. Note, this has nothing to do
> with opening a different player (such as VLC) and playing back the
> file on the filesystem, this only has to do with MythTV.
> Thanks,
> Thomas Mashos]

Oh, ok, that makes sense. So what they mean in the wiki is, playing a video
using Myth but with a different player won't work. Got it. Thanks for the
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