Re: getting second hard drive to work with mythtv
You can use storage groups for videos as well:
Videos in Myth can now be stored on the backend and streamed to the frontend without a NFS or Samba mount. It is critical to note that the Storage Group implementation is not complete, and to take that into consideration when weighing whether to move to Video Storage Groups.
Adding new frontends means zero configuration for videos, recordings, and metadata images.
Can dynamically add space to your video library without using RAID or LVM. Loss of one drive does not mean loss of the entire library.
Can spread video hosting across many/all backends.
No need to set up network mounts of any kind.
External Video Players (mplayer, xine, VLC) will not work with videos hosted on an SG.
ISOs played back via storage group must be unencrypted.
(0.24 and previous) The UPnP server takes its configuration from the old local video definitions.
Setting Up Video/Image Storage Groups
On the backend that will host the videos, stop the backend process and run mythtv-setup.
In Storage Group configuration, set up directories for each of the following: Videos, Trailers, Fanart, Banners, Screenshots, and Coverart.
Optional Step: If you would like to use a combination of Storage Group and locally hosted video, you can do the following. On the frontends, go to Utilities/Setup->Setup->Media Settings->Video Settings->General. Change "Directories that hold videos" to point at a directory that is not the same as the one the Storage Group points at. Multiple entries can be entered, separated by a colon (.If the local video setting and the Storage Group setting point at the same path, the video library will prefer the Storage Group path and ignore the local one.
Enter the video library. Press the "M" (MENU) key and choose "Scan For Changes."
Local Video Storage
If you choose not to use Storage Groups then simply don't define any of the above mentioned Storage Groups and set up your directories for videos and artwork on each individual frontend. On remote frontends the directories will need to be mounted locally via NFS or Samba. As always, the mount points need to be identical on all frontends. Then go to Utilities/Setup->Setup->Media Settings->Video Settings->General and point to the appropriate directories for Videos, Trailers, Fanart, Banners, Screenshots, and Coverart.
You can mount the disk using the disk management tool or parted, although it sounds like it is already mounted, then add extra directories.
Last edited by wyliecoyoteuk; September 18th, 2013 at 07:48 PM.
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