[vdr] extending VDR to support external Media software

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Fri Jul 18 12:35:35 CEST 2008


On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 09:52:53PM +0200, Markus Ecker wrote:
> Dear Pasi,
> Out of the box, it only works together with the SageTV server software.
> The GUI is rendered on the server, the device acts as a dumb terminal.
> 
> However, they released some source code, and I just found some more
> technical details on the MythTV wiki:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/SageTV_HD_Extender
> 

Yep.. someone with access to hd_extender should do some packet capturing
and/or tracing to figure out how the communication between sagetv server and
hd_extender is done.. 

I'm not interested in using SageTV software, but I'd like to use this device with
VDR.. if possible. And possibly help developing a vdr plugin :)

-- Pasi

> Markus.
> 
> 2008/7/16 Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi>:
> 
> > On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 05:20:27PM +0200, Markus Ecker wrote:
> > > Torgeir,
> > > It's this box: http://sagetv.com/hd_extender.html. Not sure about the
> > > hardware, but it runs Linux.
> > >
> > > From the spec:
> > > Video format supported: MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264 up to 1080p, AVI, VOB,
> > > WMV9/VC-1 up to 1080p
> > >
> > > I run it at the moment with a dubious shell script doing the DVB
> > recording,
> > > and the picture is very nice and fluid.
> > >
> >
> > Hmm.. is there any way to send video streams to this device without running
> > sagetv atm?
> >
> > Looks like a nice device:)
> >
> > -- Pasi
> >



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