[mythtv-users] DVD drive on frontend, storage and transcoding on backend?
mythtv at mattrude.com
Tue Feb 20 20:42:02 UTC 2007
Bruce H McIntosh wrote:
> Ok, I've been through every FAQ, HOWTO, forum archive and wiki I can
> find, but cannot pin this down.
> My setup: I've built frontend and backend boxes using knoppmyth. The
> backend box has two PVR250s and several hundred gig of storage; it does
> NOT have a DVD drive (it's an older dual P3 mobo that throws DMA errors
> if a DVD drive is hooked up). The frontend box has a DVD drive. What I
> would like is for all my recorded programs, ripped DVDs, audio files
> (mp3s, CD rips, etc), games, photos, etc., to wind up in the /myth
> directory on the backend box. I also want any transcoding to happen on
> the backend, as it's a dually (I presume for that, I just have to have
> mtd running as a daemon). What's unclear to me is how to configure the
> *frontend* so that all the file storage occurs on the *backend*. Do I
> need to nfs- or samba- mount the backend's /myth on the frontend box(es,
> as there will eventually be two or three of 'em)? The reams of info
> OutThere are just not clear on this.
You will need to mount an NFS or Samba share on your frontend system
then in the setup -> Video Settings -> General Settings and change the
"Directory that holds Videos" the the newly mounted share. (mine is
Next do the same for the music.
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