[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #8101: 'Always stream from backend' setting broken

John reidjr at lineone.net
Sun Nov 14 13:48:31 UTC 2010

On 13/11/10 23:37, Gavin Hurlbut wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 2:11 PM, John<reidjr at lineone.net>  wrote:
>> Although I have been running 0.24-fixes for a while, I recently hit a
>> problem on upgrade to 0.24, two frontends would play back all recordings (
>> including those in the LiveTV group), but would time out  on livetv.
>> I traced it back to both these frontends had the path to the Livetv folder
>> mounted exactly as the backend, using cifs on /media/1501 and the ringbuffer
>> tries and fails to play from the direct path, (/media/1501/livetv/...). When
>>   /media/1501 is not mounted the frontend is passed the url for streaming and
>> all is well.
> Not sure what to suggest here.  My setup doesn't have anything mounted
> to the frontend and it works flawlessly.
>> I use storage groups for everything now, but had to mount /media/1501 for
>> Mythgallery to access pictures. Took me a day to work out why livetv stopped
>> working (doh !)
> Mythgallery does not yet use storage groups.  All mythgallery content
> must be available to the frontend directly.  (I believe the same is
> still true for mythmusic).  I intend to change mythgallery around
> soon.
Thanks for the reply. Not really a complaint about mythgallery, although 
it would be nice if a new frontend didn't need to use samba or nfs for 

The simple workaround I did was to mount the volume  with a new name ( 
/media/1501safe) on the frontend so that it didn't match. The only drag 
was working out why it had stopped working. livetv failing has so many 
possible causes :-)

I was really just pointing out the unintended consequence of removing 
the setting. The setting was removed to simplify ( I assume) which is a 
good thing, but the reason for having it in the first place seems to 
still be there.

best regards

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