[mythtv-users] Problem with parental level on 2nd frontend
mythtv at derdev.com
Sat Feb 19 18:20:09 UTC 2011
On Sat, 19 Feb 2011 19:01:38 +0100, raptor jr <raptorjr at hotmail.com>
>>The video files are profiled in the BE database with their
>>level, which is used by all FEs.
>>You must setup the parental controls correctly on EACH FE.
> Are you saying that for each and every file that i have set a
> parental level on at my backend/frontend i need to do this change on
> every frontend i have? Why use storage groups then if it is the same
> work as with NFS?
When I add a video under MythVideo, I set the parental level. That
video can be a single file or a ripped DVD folder. In either case, the
parental level is set in the database on the master backend.
When each frontend is asked to display the list of videos, the list of
videos and parental levels are queried from the backend and the parental
controls are known from the specific FE's configuration.
1) Central video/file storage
2) Central video parental level in the backend database
3) Each frontend needs to be profiled with how to block/display videos
based upon #1 and #2.
What may be confusing is that you often use a FE to set the parental
levels on each file/video. Yes, you need to do that once for each video
(or explore options to mass update in the database directly). BUT you
only need to update the video's metadata for that parental setting ONCE
- again, because it is stored in the BE database.
All of this assumes that you have a central storage disk/volume/nas for
your videos and that they are not locally stored on a specific FE (which
wouldn't make sense.)
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