[vdr] extending VDR to support external Media software

Markus Ecker markus.ecker at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 14:58:55 CEST 2008


Pasi,I think on Tuesday I will have some time to capture the network
traffic.
I have a gut feeling they use a modified vnc protocol for the GUI display,
but we will see...

2008/7/27 Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi>

> On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 01:09:26PM +0200, Markus Ecker wrote:
> > 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.
> >
>
> Cool!
>
> When you stop grinning and have some time please upload those
> network/packet dumps
> between SageTV server and HD Extender.. :)
>
> -- Pasi
>
> > 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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