[vdr] VDR as a set top box

Jörg Knitter joerg.knitter at gmx.de
Mon Apr 7 11:22:53 CEST 2008


Petri Helin wrote:
> [...]
> start up a fluxbox session. The fluxbox session runs a start up script 
> which starts vdr-sxfe, which connect to the xineliboutput plugin.
> [...]
>   
One general question: Is vdr-sxfe reliable enough on 
bad-weather-conditions? I have played around last week with VDR-1.5.18 
and xineliboutputs internal display window, and it was rock-solid while 
in the past other solutions like xine or vdr-sxfe crashed if there was a 
bigger problem with the signal strength.
Or do you have implemented some kind of "keep vdr-sxfe 
alive"-functionality? Because having to start vdr-sxfe manually again is 
IMHO not really set-top-box-like... :)
On the other hand, I would prefer using vdr-sxfe instead of the internal 
x11 display because then I can release LIRC by shutting down vdr-sxfe 
e.g. if I want to use Elisa as second Media Center for playing back MP3s 
and videos in a more comfortable way than VDR can offer...

With kind regards

Joerg



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