[vdr] VDR as a set top box

serge pecher spe at sdmonv.com
Mon Apr 7 12:07:00 CEST 2008


I am making some experiment with Oxine.
I did also try Freevo. I find Oxine much lighter and much easier to
configure.

sp

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Plugins DVD and Dolby Digital (Rob Davis)
   2. Re: VDR as a set top box (syrius.ml at no-log.org)
   3. Re: VDR as a set top box (J?rg Knitter)
   4. Re: VDR as a set top box (Petri Helin)
   5. Re: VDR as a set top box (syrius.ml at no-log.org)


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 09:51:42 +0200
From: Rob Davis <rob.davis at libero.it>
Subject: Re: [vdr] Plugins DVD and Dolby Digital
To: VDR Mailing List <vdr at linuxtv.org>
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NIVAL Micha?l wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> With VDR-1.5.10 and cvs version plugins DVD, it is not possible to have
> audio.
> 
> The syslog shows:
> [4223] switching to pre 1.3.19 Dolby Digital compatibility mode
> 
> UseDolbyDigital is disabled.
> 
> The solution I have for the moment is to apply the patch that I put in
> attachment.
> 

Is this still an issue on 1.6.0?  I have just got a FF card working and 
thought I'd try DVD playback for the first time ever, however, I have no 
audio on the FF Scart output.

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Rob Davis



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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 10:21:09 +0200
From: syrius.ml at no-log.org
Subject: Re: [vdr] VDR as a set top box
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Boguslaw Juza <bogdan at uci.agh.edu.pl> writes:

>      Hi
>
> Look at http://freevo.sourceforge.net/ - it is the frontend for home
> cinema linux PC. It starts Xserver itself, you don't need gdm, gnome
> etc... I'm using it and Im very glad :).
> I removed freevo TV config and I set xine for VDR as a "external command" 
> in freevo. It works nice and looks very good.

then you should have a look at the vdr plugin for freevo. It adds a
new "watch tv" menu entry and forwards key/lirc events to xine.

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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 11:22:53 +0200
From: J?rg Knitter <joerg.knitter at gmx.de>
Subject: Re: [vdr] VDR as a set top box
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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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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 12:36:35 +0300
From: "Petri Helin" <phelin at googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: [vdr] VDR as a set top box
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On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 12:22 PM, J?rg 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).

-Petri



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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 11:45:31 +0200
From: syrius.ml at no-log.org
Subject: Re: [vdr] VDR as a set top box
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J?rg Knitter <joerg.knitter at gmx.de> writes:

> 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.

i also have issues with xine+xineliboutput on bad weather conditions.
You could always use a 'while xine "mrl"; do sleep 1; done" or use
init/upstart. (not appropriate, i read you need to quit vdr-sxfe
to release lirc)


> 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...

I use freevo 1.x
There's a plugin to integrate vdr with it.
In that case freevo is the media center for playing
video/music/etc... and it launches xine/vdr-sxfe when you want to
watch tv.

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