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How does the TIPS server/client work?

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:37 pm
by fallenguru
The problem:
The only Bluray drive in the house is in my HTPC (Ubuntu LTS), which is, for various reasons, not very well suited to ripping. I'd like to "export" the drive over the network to another box (Debian testing) and run makemkvcon there.

Tried & failed:
nbd -- drive isn't recognised as an optical drive
vblade (ATA over Ethernet) -- doesn't do read-only media
LIO (iSCSI) -- info works, backup does not (strange read errors, probably LIO being buggy)

Now I've read that MakeMKV includes a TIPS server and client for this purpose but I couldn't find anything on how to compile and use it. Help appreciated.

Re: How does the TIPS server/client work?

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:38 pm
by NullNix
libdriveio (part of makemkv-oss) does include a TIPS client in libdriveio, but the functions that implement it are never referenced from makemkv-oss, and as far as I know makemkv-bin cannot trigger calls to functions in the OSS side that are thus unreferenced (the only way it could do it would be via triggering a call to dlsym() in makemkv-oss, but makemkv-oss never calls that function).

So... not yet implemented, as far as I can see.