[mythtv-users] Secondary viewing location help
allen.p.edwards at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 14:07:09 UTC 2008
On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 6:36 AM, Allen Edwards <allen.p.edwards at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:30 AM, jansenj <jansenj+myth at gmail.com<jansenj%2Bmyth at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
>> > 2) You can use a modulator and a RF to IR module to us the remote from
>> > other room. The remote transmits RF due to a special "battery" that is
>> > RF transmitter and a half length battery to make up the difference. The
>> > Rx is put near the myth box. I think you can have two instances of myth
>> > one box but I don't know how to control them with the remote as on my
>> > system, both instances respond to the remote commands. ie. doesn't
>> > 3) You can run coax to the other room. One for video, one for audio. I
>> > have done this and can explain what I did if you ask. Doesn't help with
>> > remote. I just did it to be able to watch what is being watched in the
>> > room.
>> I'm not too worried about the remote control aspects, I figured I
>> could use my wifi pda to control using mythweb to control one of the
>> frontend sessions.
>> What it really comes down to is, Can you run a seperate user
>> login(and hence a second myth frontend config for video and audio) on
>> a secondary video card, I'm guessing no, since I wouldn't have a clue
>> how to do that with xorg.conf without using xinerama. And even if I
>> could get that far, I'm not sure video overlay would work on the
>> second screen. I just didn't really want to blaze that trail by
> You can definitely run two instances of mythtv on one machine. I just did
> it. The problem was that the first one grabbed the sound card so the second
> one had no sound. Plus, they will both respond to the remote.
> I don't know how to solve the sound issue. Sounds like you would need two
> different versions of the program (two data bases, two setups, etc), not
> just two instances, with each somehow targeting a different sound card. I
> don't know how to do that or if that can be done.
I forgot to say that this machine is a 5400+. I also forgot to check the
load at the time I did the experiment. I know this will not work on a 2.4G
machine. My guess is that it is pushing the 5400+ but if you get more
serious on this, I can make some measurements for you.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the mythtv-users