[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] vdr-xine-0.8.0 plugin

mike lewis lachlanlewis at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 13:50:42 CET 2007


On Nov 13, 2007 7:12 PM,  <syrius.ml at no-log.org> wrote:
> "mike lewis" <lachlanlewis at gmail.com> writes:
>
> Hi,
>
> > I've used vdr-xine, and I've used xinelibout for vdr.  I've just ogt a
> > general question, as they both seem to have similar functionality (or
> > at least they both satisfy my need for a software client head to vdr.
> > What's the driver for vdr-xine?  I've heard people say xinelibout is
> > "better" because it is more stable.  But, whats the reality?
>
> If you've used both you should be able to compare them, shouldn't you ?
>
Well no, as I used them in the past and my media box died; and my
memory isn't all that good.. so now I'm re-assessing my new solution
based on running linux on a ps3; and I can't compare them until I've
installed them both...  Which is basically what I want to avoid ;-).

> I've also used both.
> Now i'm only using xineliboutput because (just facts, no attack !)
> - it has support for network without patching for longer
> - it doesn't require me to recompile libxine
> - network features are more advanced
> - i can have more that one frontend watching/sharing the same channel.
> - now i just aptitude install libxine1-xvdr to install the client side.
>
Yes, the "support" for users like me on something like ubuntu is one
reason why i'm likely to go down the path xinelibout.

> Obviously the two plugins are both great plugins.
> And, Reinhard you do a really good job providing patches for vdr &
> xine ! Thanks a lot.
>
> I guess the hidden question was "have you ever considered to merge the
> two projects ?", wasn't it ? :)
>
Well no, my question probably should have been: whats the difference
between the two plugins; if I'm using either simply as a software
headend (similar to softdevice, but not permanently on) is their any
feature which would drive the selection of xinelibout over vdr-xine?

> My question would be: "one vdr, one xineliboutput plugin, 2 dvb cards,
> 2 independant frontends displaying different channels(+osd and
> stuff) without streamdev, has it been considered ?" :)
>
I think the answer there is to use one vdr per head-end.

Thanks for jumping on board the Q&A session!  hehe.'

Mick



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