[vdr] vdr + xbmc

Alex Betis alex.betis at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 16:10:54 CET 2008


On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 5:02 PM, Niels Wagenaar <n.wagenaar at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> -----Original message-----
> From: Alex Betis <alex.betis at gmail.com>
> Sent: Tue 02-12-2008 15:54
> To: VDR Mailing List <vdr at linuxtv.org>;
> Subject: Re: [vdr] vdr + xbmc
>
> > -- SNIP --
> > I was intrigued to see what is this XBMC all around and found that thread
> in XBMC
> > forum:
> > http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=36988
> >
> > Looks like there is a way to stream live TV to XBMC from VDR already. Any
> > reason you don't use that option and prefer to have 2 frontends?
> >
>
> That plugin had some issues last time I tried it. For instance:
>
> - zapping is very slow on encrypted and non-encrypted channels;
> - No bouquets are shown;
> - 4:3 broadcasts doesn't get automaticly set to 16:9 output;
> - Plugin needs to configured/started within video environment of XBMC (no
> own menu);
>
> Just not really workable atm, at least for me that is. But there's talk
> about implenting VDR frontend within XBMC. But that's just it, it's just
> talk.
>
> For a high WAF implementation, the VDR/XBMC switch wins hands down.


Ok, thanks for the info.
I liked the way XBMC looks like (UI), so I might put my hands on it after
I'll finish with my higher priority VDR wish list.
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