Myth TV video over SMB

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rsmith4321
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Myth TV video over SMB

Post by rsmith4321 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:34 am

Is it possible to stream video from a PC similar to what XBMC does or do you have to install the media on the Xbox hard drive? Thanks for the help.

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Post by brianw » Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:33 pm

The media can be local or on another machine shared with samba or NFS.

The setup which worked well for me was an old 350 MHZ box with two PVR 150 tuner cards. These have hardware mpeg encoding and did not require a powerful CPU. I ran mythtvbackend on the PC and shared the drives with NFS. I ran myth-frontend on the XBOX. Works great. I found a XBOX DVD/remote kit on EBAY for $5.


Good Luck..

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Post by rsmith4321 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:13 pm

Thanks for the help, is it possible to run the backend on my main PC in the house, I have some big hard drives in there and would like to use them for storage, that's what I did with XBMC. Can I install the backend in windows, or is it linux only. Some more help on this would be appreciated.

Is there a way to just access media files with samba stored on a hard disk without installing the backend.

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Post by rsmith4321 » Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:02 pm

I'm still trying to find a way to access media files from Myth TV over a windows network share. Is there any software or any way to do this without having to run a linux backend? Thanks.

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Post by orochi » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:53 am

well, if you have windows filesharing enabled, you could use smbmount to mount it "locally" and run from there

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Post by rsmith4321 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:26 pm

Could you give me a little help with how to do that. Also, I copied some Divx avi files over to the Xbox hard disk and Myth TV couldn't play them. So I'm assuming even if i could get access to my files over the network, it wouldn't be able to play them anyway. Or is there a way? I'm starting to think XBMC is my only option.

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Post by orochi » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:56 pm

http://linuxcommand.org/man_pages/smbmount8.html

i dont remember if smbmount is built in by default, i run pro install and never tried, but if your setup has smb, it should have smbmount i guess

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Post by rsmith4321 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:11 am

Is it possible to play divx or xvid files though even if the drive is mounted, or can myth tv only play a special format?

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Post by orochi » Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:39 am

maybe, tho i didnt find anything specific on

http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
or
http://www.mythtv.org/
that says what format it supports

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