[vdr] VDR with S2API (update)
seppo.ingalsuo at iki.fi
Sat Dec 13 17:52:52 CET 2008
Clemens Kirchgatterer wrote:
> vdr in a massive client server configuration is a giant hack with many
> pieces each with its own little problems summing up.
Not giant system, but some experiences: I have one server running three
instances of vdr. Vdr #2 and #3 are connected by streamdev to vdr #1
that owns dvb hardware. Timersync plugin syncronizes timers to vdr #1.
Three client PCs run just vdr-sxfe as explained in xinelibout's README file.
- Easy to maintain
- Recordings are only loosely synchronized trough a script that touches
.update file when recording is started.
- Deletion synchronization is not solved.
- Channels are synchronized loosely by cron job only every night when
clients #2 and #3 can be killed "safely"
- The biggest annoyance: Possible to pause live TV only in vdr #1
I would be really happy to see improvement in vdr client-server
architecture. AFAIK Mythtv does this nicely. I just have been too lazy
to set up a totally new system while the current one is actively used.
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