[vdr] extending VDR to support external Media software

Markus Ecker markus.ecker at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 13:09:26 CEST 2008


Hi,I've got a first version of an extension to streamdev for SageTV ready.

You can check it out here: http://trac.assembla.com/SageTV-VDR-Integration .

I watched some HDTV on the extender with it yesterday and the picture was so
fluid, I am still grinning.

Markus.

2008/7/19 Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi>

> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 11:05:09PM +0200, Markus Ecker wrote:
> > 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.
> >
>
> Nice!
>
> > 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.
> >
>
> Ok. Can you put some dumps online? Or if you don't have web/ftp space for
> that, I think I can fix something..
>
> I could take a look at those dumps..
>
> -- Pasi
>
> > 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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