[vdr] VDR as a set top box
phelin at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 7 11:36:35 CEST 2008
On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 12:22 PM, Jörg Knitter <joerg.knitter at gmx.de> wrote:
> 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...
What I have is vdr-sxfe starting with parameter "--reconnect", which
restarts vdr-sxfe in case the connection is lost. I have also set up
remote control so that it has buttons for calling scripts that stop
and start vdr-sxfe in case there is something wrong with it (quite
seldom nowadays, but some time ago it got stuck with some recordings).
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