Here is the situation: Two separate Mythbuntu installs at two separate locations that are not connected in any way (neither is slaved to the other), except both have Internet access. In case it matters, these are used only to record shows from HDHomeRun dual devices and to serve as backends at each location.
If I schedule a show to record at one location but want to watch it at the other, how can I do that? My preference would be to have it transcode the show to save bandwidth (without losing too much picture quality), then put it in a specific directory where another process (a cron job) will take care of moving it. Then when it is placed on the other backend, I want it to be able to make the recording available to the frontends on that network.
So, there are probably three parts to this question:
- How do I make backend #1 save a copy of the transcoded video file to a specific directory on the system (doesn't need to be a directory of my choice, I just need to know where it is).
- When I bring the file over to backend #2, how do I make it available as a recording that can be viewed just as if it had been originally recorded on that system?
- When I'm at location 2, what's the easiest way to be able to modify the recording schedule on backend #1?
My assumption is that I can set up SSH access (on an alternate port) between the two machines, and use that to transfer files, but I haven't figured out the part about the schedule yet. I know about the web interface, just don't want to expose it to the entire Internet for obvious reasons.
If these are frequently asked questions, please feel free to point me to a page or thread that gives the answers. Thank you.