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MythMusic on separate frontend

Filed under: General,MythTV — taing @ 11:26 pm

The mp3 files are stored on the Master Backend at /var/lib/mythtv/music.

This mp3 files is shared by samba at //backend//music/

On the Frontend machine /var/lib/mythtv/music is a mount point for the samba share(requires smbfs be installed).

The Fstab entry looks like:
//backend/music /var/lib/mythtv/music cifs auto,uid=taine,gid=mythtv,credentials=/root/.cifscredentials,file_mode=0775,dir_mode=0775 0 0
This will mount the smb share at boot. The credentials are stored in a file that is readable only by root ofr somewhat better security.

The file /root/cifscredentials looks like:

Our other issue was to be sure to set the output device under Music Tools Setup to
We are using the Acer Revo 3610 with HDMI ouput to a Vizio LCD TV.

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