[mythtv-users] Alternative to zbox for a frontend

Peter Bennett cats22 at comcast.net
Sun Sep 10 21:01:28 UTC 2017

On 09/10/2017 02:41 PM, Bert Haskins wrote:
> Two quick Q's:
> Will a new RPI install be so super, super fussy about what version of 
> mythtv 28 backend is running?
Mythfrontend will work with mythbackend as long as the major versions 
match. For example v0.28.x will work with v0.28.y. v29.x will work with 
> My last RPI FE install would not connect to anything! on my lan.
> It would only show the same stuff that is already built into the TV, 
> no myth recordings at all from anything.
There is nothing different about mythfrontend communications on 
Raspberry pi. As long as you have an ethernet connection and the correct 
settings in .mythtv/config.xml it should connect. Are you sure you are 
talking about mythtv frontend and not Kodi?
> I have four different NAS boxes that I can put up online.
> VLC and my Asus streamer can work with any/all of them with no problems.
> RPI mythfe, my BlueRay player, and the KODI variants are completely 
> blind to all of them.
I think you may be talking about something different. MythTV frontend 
primarily communicates with a MythTV backend and not with NAS boxes. Of 
course it could communicate with NAS boxes if you set them up 
appropriately in Raspbian and use them for accessing video content.
> All of this security stuff is so wonderful... at protecting me from my 
> own stuff.
> Will standard Rasbian be OK or is lite better?
I recommend standard Raspbian. I have never tested with Lite. See the 
wiki at https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi for detailed instructions.

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