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

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 01:10:58 UTC 2012

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 12:46 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.

mplayer etc does not know how to play a myth:// url and therefore
cannot access the url that mthvideo hands off to the player. The file
is unchanged and you can still acess it outside myth via whatever
protocol works with your player - eg a mount over cifs.

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