[mythtv-users] Separate frontend vs backend question..
mgeller at mn.rr.com
Fri Feb 27 19:43:25 EST 2004
Thanks for the info.
Actually when I was talking about moving the haup 350 into the frontend it
would make the frontend into a frontend/backend with only the storage being
behind the scenes. Then again that doesn't benefit me much as you
I was mainly concerned with delay for LiveTV coming across the wire. Now I
just need to find a very small, quite, cheap, nice sound and video only
frontend box that will actually run fedora or something..
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Separate frontend vs backend question..
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On Friday 27 February 2004 12:25 pm, Matthew Geller wrote:
> Newbie, but I searched the archive for 3 days so I figure this is a
> valid question. BTW mythTV and this mailing list are excellent.
> Backend with dual haup 250's and SATA drives to record/store.
> Frontend with only a video card and little or no drive space.
> Is it practical to watch live TV on the frontend played over the wire
> and still pause/rr/ff live TV? How bad is the lag?
Yes. This is a primary function of separating the frontend and backend. A
100Mbit network is quite acceptable in performance.
> If that is not practical would moving to this type of config work.
> Backend big NFS with SATA
> Frontend with haup 350 using NFS and little/no front-end drive space.
It's kind of a waste to put a PVR350 in a frontend-only machine. I'd choose
some other TV-out solution if you won't be using the capture abilities of
the 350 card. The 350 makes much more sense in a combined backend/frontend
> Can the NFS run on @#)$ (Windows)... I could then use my existing
> file server.
Why bother using NFS if you don't have a convenient NFS fileserver? If you
have a windows fileserver that presumably uses SMB, just use that. A Linux
backend machine can connect to windows fileshares perfectly fine using
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