[vdr] VDR with S2API (update)

Magnus Hörlin magnus at alefors.se
Tue Dec 9 23:04:04 CET 2008


Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 09.12.2008 21:47, Magnus Hörlin wrote:
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>>> On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 07:34:19PM +0100, Magnus Hörlin wrote:
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>>>> I hope you don't buy an eHD card since I don't believe it's the way to 
>>>> go and it would drive VDR in the wrong direction. I'm sitting here with 
>>>> a ???65 nvidia 8200-based motherboard playing 1080p videos with the cpu 
>>>> 97% idle using vdpau and ffmpeg! That's NOT software decoding if you ask 
>>>> me. And now that hdmi audio finally works with nvidia it's just awesome. 
>>>> I REALLY hope the xine guys will get this running soon.
>>>> Btw, thanks to Klaus and the rest for all the work you put into this.
>>>> /Magnus H
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>> I'm sorry if you think I was "bashing" the eHD card or RMM, that was not 
>> my intention. What I meant was that I hope Klaus doesn't buy one because 
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> I already have one ;-)
>   
Ok, I missed that.
>   
>> I think that would keep him in the "ff-card/one computer/one 
>> user"-thinking longer. If he switched to using xinelib/ffmpeg I think we 
>> would see a "separated vdr-backend with multiple frontends 
>> capability"-scenario a lot sooner, don't you?
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> My VDR is one machine with several DVB devices and hardware replay.
> As long as there is a way of having a good hardware replay, why
> shouldn't I use it?
>   
My opinion as a hardware design engineer is that when my cpu is 97% idle 
displaying 1080p video, it is hardware replay. And the GPU is already 
there for the majority of the vdr users, so why not focus on that?
> Why would software replay in my VDR change anyting regarding "separated
> vdr-backend with multiple frontends capability"?
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My guess was that if xinelib was your "native" vdr frontend, perhaps you 
would try running it on your laptop or desktop machine or whatever, and 
eventually see that there's room for improvement when running multiple 
frontends.
> Besides, isn't there the streamdev plugin that provides signals
> to other clients? I've never tried it myself, but I was under
> the impression that this is what people use in such cases...
>
> Klaus
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That's just my point, you havn't tried it for the above mentioned 
reasons..... I use streamdev and multiple vdr instances myself, but it's 
not perfect. I really hope you don't take any offence by my posts, I'm a 
huge fan.
/Magnus




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