[vdr] extending VDR to support external Media software

Markus Ecker markus.ecker at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 23:05:09 CEST 2008


I was reading through the streamdev source code today, and allthough I don't
understand it a 100% yet,I think I can extend it to support the SageTV
recorder plugin protocol.

If anyone wants to write a VDR plugin to support the device directly, I can
provide network dumps of the communication between the extender and the
server.

Markus

2008/7/18 Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi>:

> 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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