XBMC "Server" - centralized XBMC management for multiple XBMC devices/platforms? - Printable Version
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- nickr - 2009-05-25 04:41
Just thinking ahead to a central SQL server for the database, would we want some sort of priority for users to make changes.
ie I don't want the kids mucking up my nicely set up metadata by deciding they prefer the descriptions from imdb when i like the ones form themoviedb.org, etc.
- bidossessi - 2009-05-26 17:25
there is a post about a Unified media manager that would take care of central db management (scraping, sorting, etc)...
This application should be located on/interfacing with the db server, if I understood the intention correctly, thus restricting access somewhat. I believe what it is supposed to do is take over all scraping and sorting work (abstracting it somewhat).
- feerlessleadr - 2009-05-26 19:02
bidossessi Wrote:there is a post about a Unified media manager that would take care of central db management (scraping, sorting, etc)...
just fixed the link for you
- rossgemuend - 2009-05-26 20:07
Would the centralized DB allow for one to start watching something on one XBMC instance, and then transfer it to another XBMC instance? I would love to see this ability or maybe even being able to stream the same movie to multiple XBMC instances simultaneously.
- nickr - 2009-05-26 22:37
rossgemuend Wrote:Would the centralized DB allow for one to start watching something on one XBMC instance, and then transfer it to another XBMC instance? I would love to see this ability or maybe even being able to stream the same movie to multiple XBMC instances simultaneously.
It would probably allow a bookmark to be transferred from one instance to another, so you could go to the other room and start from where you left off.
Precise synchromisation between instances, so two screens are exactly matched in time is not something that a simple fix to the database backend could do. It requires changes in the player. It is not a trivial exercise. It is off topic in this thread. There are plenty of other threads about synchronisation.
- bidossessi - 2009-05-27 12:44
feerlessleadr Wrote:just fixed the link for you
- Pete_London - 2009-06-08 15:44
Would a few hundred dollars motivate somebody to make this sort of system happen?
I'm more than happy to put some money in to get a master/slave system working, and I'm sure a few others would chip in....
Unified Database across multiple clients and platforms? - Numus - 2009-06-16 15:23
I have been looking and saw the ODBC layer request but it didn't really look like what i was looking for.
Wondering if there is a possibility of running a server side database where all XBMC can gain data and read/write access to.. Basically for some of us who have multiple clients throughout their house and on different computers looking for a way to centralize the database instead of each client housing their own. Would make it easier in cases where a media file is scrapped incorrect and you have to manually change it on all boxes.. or take the database and image files from the fixed client and paste it over all the other databases on the other clients... I know this is possible if you add nfo files to each media file on the server but that creates a really cluttered folder and makes indexing a pain and a half on "older" (none quad or i7) servers (i am running a dual prestonia xeon server with vista as the backend till 7 comes out.. tried 2008 but i also use the server as a desktop so that was a pain)...
Also this would allow some form of state transfer between clients... Watching a movie in one room and want to transfer it to another room.. If you put it on hold the current state information for that file should be stored in the database correct? If you pull the video from another client on the same database it should pull the current state information or no?
Since the database is in sql lite it shouldn't have a problem with multiple client read/write at the same time...
- spiff - 2009-06-16 15:25
- Numus - 2009-06-16 15:35