[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] vdr-iptv-0.0.2

Esa Pekkarinen pekkis at maxisat.fi
Sun Oct 28 19:39:41 CET 2007


Antti Seppälä kirjoitti:
> Segers,Jan J.K.T. wrote:
>   
>> Hi,
>>
>> thanks for this great new plugin! i tryed VLC to transcode on the fly
>> some windows media streams which i want to use with your iptv plugin.
>>  it seems to work with some issues: transcoding takes about 15% of my
>> cpu power per stream. i would like to watch 5 different streams, this
>> would take all my cpu power which is not very handy. i tryed using
>> the VoD feature of vlc, but there are two problems:
>> 1. vlc uses for VoD the rtsp protocol, where iptv has currently no
>>     
> support for.
>   
>> 2. vlc does not allow transcoding a windows media stream with VoD
>>     
> (only with mpeg2 streams, but thats not very interesting).
>
>   
>> Do you have any idea how to watch several streams with your plugin
>> without transcoding all the time? i only need the transcode when i
>> watch one of the stream channels, so VoD would be very usefull..
>>
>>     
>
> Hi.
>
> Iptv plugin uses VLC to transcode only the stream being currently
> received so there really should not be any CPU power wasted on
> transcoding inactive streams.
>
> In other words a simple "video on demand" system should already be in
> place. At least I can add multiple streams to the channel list and only
> the active one is being transcoded. Have you experienced different behavior?
>
> Of course if recording then VDR will keep the stream opened and iptv
> plugin has to launch another instance of VLC to keep receiving two
> streams at the same time.
>
>
> BTW. we've actually been looking into adding support for receiving rtsp
> streams and while it is more laborous than other protocols I think
> implementing it would be entirely possible. Testing is a bit hard since
> I'm not aware of suitable mpeg2 rtsp -stream providers. Are there any
> publicly available?
>
>   
Live555 Media Server  @ www.live555.com is one and working, support ps 
and ts streams.




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