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[vdr] FW: SV: Re: Timeshift HOWTO?
> On Wednesday, November 21, 2001 6:26 PM, Henrik Rasmussen
> [SMTP:email@example.com] wrote:
> > > > Is there no possibility to use a software MPEG-2 decoder and let the
> > > > do
> > > > the work instead of installing a second DVB-card?
> > >
> > > Nothing is impossible - but then you have to use a VGA-CARd with
> > > TV out and have to rewrite VDR
> > > to display the OSD over the VGA-CARD !
> > Why would this be nescessary ?
> > If you use a display device that can accept VGA input (Plasma display or
> > Video projector f.x.) the software MPEG-2 player would take over
> > completely and let VDR do the recording. When you want to view live TV,
> > could be done via xawtv.
> > The only problem is the amount of work involved in using such a system
> > the lack of good software players for linux.
> I think the changes are not so big. I think the follwong solution would be
> fairly easy.
> 1. Enable vdr to stream the programm to an FIFO file. This should be easy
> to do as it is just a variation of the already available transfer
> 2. Change the OSD so that it streams the OSD an Subtitles. This is also
> not very difficult.
> 3. Use xine for displaying the mpeg stream. Xine is currently extentend to
> support OSD commands.
> 4. Write a inputplugin for xine that can pause the stream comming from vdr
> (save it temporarly in the harddisk) and you have also the timeshift.
> I plan to do all this, but it needs some time. Currently it is already
> possible to use xine together with dvbstream. My next step is to implement
> the streaming into a FIFO file into vdr. I hope to provide a patch for vdr
> when it is ready.
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