[mythtv-users] Can this be done, if yes, HOW ?
rob at mossko.com
Thu Oct 30 23:42:42 UTC 2008
As I understand it, you want to ssh in and play a file on your
mythbackend server, but you want to select the file via SSH instead of
I don't think you can SSH in as mythtv, so I chose to use root, but you
should create your own user with sudo access
ssh root at ip.of.mythbackend 'su - mythtv -c "export DISPLAY=:0.0; mplayer
DSPLAY=:0.0 means the local X connection
You can replace mplayer with the mythtv mplayer-resume.pl file also
If you are talking about playing the video on the mythbackend server and
forwarding the video over ssh/X forwarding to your local machine, then
that will not work very well: the uncompressed video feed is huge and
would saturate you connection giving you very choppy video and possibly
inaccurate colours. You're better off sharing the directory via nfs or
smb as Brad says, or copy the file locally via SCP (scp
user at host:/directory/file /local/directory/file) and play it locally
Even if you were on local gigabit ethernet, playing a video file over
ssh/X would be awful -- SSH would be encrypting the data, your end would
be decrypting,then displaying locally at maybe a few frames per second
On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 14:42:11 -0700, "Brad DerManouelian"
<myth at dermanouelian.com> said:
> On Oct 30, 2008, at 2:34 PM, belcampo wrote:
> > What I would like is the following:
> > ssh ip.of.mythbackend mythfrontend ;select video I'm interested in
> > local mplayer 'the-selected-file'
> > after exit
> > ssh ip.of.mythbackend mythfrontend ;again
> > quit mythfrontend
> > back in my host system.
> > The only thing needed on the frontend is ssh mplayer/xine and X
> > This way every X capable system (OSX, M$ with Xming and linux of
> > course,
> > and maybe PopCornHour et all with added X) would be able to use this.
> So you just want to be able to browse the files on the remote system?
> You can use SMB or NFS along with mythrename.pl --link to get a list
> of files named in the format of your choice. Then just point your
> player to the program you want.
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