i turned all my saved DVD's from VIDEO_TS directories to .iso files. mythtv now recognizes them and plays them fine on the backend/frontend machine. however i cant seem to get anything to play on the remote frontend. if i go to
Media Library -> watch video
i can see my movies, but the covers from IMDB are gone, info is still there. but when i try to play them, it says that the file does not exist. does the frontend have to mount the backends /var/lib/ partition (thats where all the recordings and movie files are) to be able to watch them? i can see and watch the recordings (which are also on /var/lib, but its slow and glitchy like is explained below) on the remote frontend, which doesnt really make sense that it can see those files but not the videos. i have the video directory set to the default /var/lib/mythtv/videos (same as the backend/frontend) but it doesnt work on the frontend only box. if i have to mount the partition, how do i do that? and how do i make it so that the front end does that automatically?
im also having a problem where if i try to watch live tv on the frontend only box, the playback it very glitches and its like the processor cant handle it, but its SDTV on a 1.8GHz processor and a a good video card (nvidia 7300GT + nvidia drivers +video out via svid). the backend is wireless and the frontend is wired to the router, do you think its getting hung up through the network? the backend is just in the other room, and its wireless G, so i igure it can handle the mpeg-2 stream, but maybe not? maybe up it to a wireless-N setup? in addition, i cant seem to get a static IP address setup on the wireless. if i try manua config, it will no longer conntect and im sure all the settings are correct.
and the other problem im having is the audio on the frontend. its VERY low. if i try to turn it up with the tv, i have to turn it up very loud and i get a buzzing/humming as a result.
asus p4g8x delux MB
p4 2.4 GHz
1 GB ram
320 GB HD - winxp
500 GB HD - myth (15 GB for "/", 2 GB for swap, rest on "/var/lib")
ati 9600 vid card - open source drivers
hauppage pvr-150 tuner card
intel dg965pz MB
celeron 1.8 GHz processor
1 GB ram
40 GB HD
nvidia 7300GT + nvidia drivers
any help on any or all of this is much appreciated