[vdr] rambling newbie questions

Niko Mikkila nm at phnet.fi
Mon Jan 22 10:46:52 CET 2007


On Mon, 22 Jan 2007 09:54:40 +0100
Tony Grant <tony at tgds.net> wrote:

> > Is VDR the correct tool?
> 
> I am not sure that vdr is the best tool for recording/time
> shifting/whatever encrypted analog video. It is the best tool for
> digital (DVB-S, DVB-T...) by far.

Agreed.


> The best way to play the other media - avi etc - is xine. 
> 
> Have you checked the MMS project?

Unlike MPlayer, My Media System and Xine don't support ivtv output
without X, but I'd also say that MMS and Freevo are worth taking a look
at if you are willing to run a lightweight X session (it's not that
heavy anyway; ten years ago I used X happily on ~ 100 MHz Pentium
machines and 64 MB RAM).


Niko Mikkilä



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