[MythDora] New video4linux packages
gchris at bellsouth.net
Mon Apr 23 21:21:54 CEST 2007
Jarod Wilson wrote:
> On Monday 23 April 2007 11:14:05 gchris wrote:
>> Jarod Wilson wrote:
>>> On Sunday 22 April 2007 23:47:52 gchris wrote:
>>>> gchris wrote:
>>>>> That's also very smart. I'd noticed in my last mythtv build that setup
>>>>> seems to be moving some things around and adding new settings for first
>>>>> time builders to screw up, so anything that you can do to reduce
>>>>> choices that need to be made is almost certainly a good thing.
>>>> P.S. One thing that bothered me about the earlier MythDora releases is a
>>>> nagging feeling that 'localhost' is a reserved name in Windows networks,
>>>> not to be used as an actual host name within a network. Does that ring
>>>> any bells at all or is it just a figment of my imagination?
>>> Well, localhost is typically reserved on all hosts, solely for pointing
>>> at the local host's loopback address, 127.0.0.1. Its set up by default on
>>> every Linux box and has been for some time. We don't do anything special
>>> to it, so I think there's nothing to worry about there.
>> The association that you described is exactly the way it is used in
>> Windows machines as well but in the Windows world the association is
>> hard coded so 'localhost' always means '127.0.0.1'. The problem arises
>> when you use 'localhost' as a machine's network name. It's been way too
>> many years since I last encountered this but it seems to me that some
>> Windows code refuses to talk to a box on a network which is named
>> localhost, either because the address is out of range for a network or
>> because the code assumes the traffic is destined for *this* box, not a
>> remote one. The "special" thing that MythDora does is it defaults to
>> localhost.localdomain as the box's network name
> Are you sure? We shouldn't be... That should only be for loopback. I've got a
> fresh install here, and the only place localhost points to on it is
Yes, I just switched to my MD3.2 drive and it clearly sets hostname to
localhost.localdomain during boot.
>> and if I recall
>> correctly, doesn't follow normal Fedora conventions for allowing the
>> user to change that.
> If you run through the latest installer, it'll let you set a host name at
> install time, and there shouldn't be anything stopping you from changing it
> after install.
That's goodness. It was possible to get there with the 3.2 installer
but it wasn't in the default path, and once set, it wasn't clear how to
go about changing it.
Normally this would be a non-issue for a Mythtv machine but as Myth adds
more network connectivity options it could come back to bite you.
FWIW, I've tried playing Mythtv HD recordings using Mplayer and others
in Win2K and it sucks, dropping a frame or two every few seconds even
when the file was local, but SD could probably be made to work. XP
might do better, Vista probably worse.
More information about the mythdora