[mythtv-users] How to force frontends to play only from master backend?
hcoin at quietfountain.com
Sun Mar 15 16:11:11 UTC 2009
Using 0.21 I need help to cause frontends to play from the
'masterbackend' only, even though diskless other slave backends that
received and stored the shows are running on the same little net.
I have some older, slower diskless PC's acting as slave backends. These
were just supposed to catch the video and put it on the common nfs
share, never host playbacks. There is a master backend that has an NFS
share that all the frontends and backends can access. The masterbackend
is fast, has quick disks and has a fast network connection.
But, I've proven that the frontends actually don't actually pull from
the master backend either stream or nfs, but contact the slave backend
that recorded the video, cause that little underpowered thing to pull
the video from the nfs share, then stream it out to the frontend. So,
bad performance, choppy playback, dropped frames on recording and so on.
So, I really need to turn off any kind of playback activity / streaming
from all the diskless slave backends - but to have them still be running
to host the tuner cards and record shows. Help please!
Last, I'd appreciate some guidance about whether the frontends would do
better to use NFS to playback from the server, or cause the server to
stream -- and tell me how to direct the frontends to implement that
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