[vdr] Best practices for running vdr-xine

Jan Ekholm jan.ekholm at smultron.net
Wed Apr 29 11:54:34 CEST 2009


On Wednesday 29 April 2009, Lauri Tischler wrote:

> Has anybody made some kind of pros and cons analysis between
> vdr-xine and xineliboutput.
> Which is better or are they just different ?

I've tried to set up *something* that would give me a picture on X11, the old 
Hauppauge cards only have s-video outputs and, well, today with HDMI and 
FullHD projectors that just doesn't cut it anymore.

I compiled and installed xineliboutput-1.0.4 and it was really trivial to get 
going. I use http streaming to a Phonon/Xine based Qt client on the same 
system and stuff kind of works. Half the channels never give any picture even 
though they tune just fine on VDR and normal s-video watching shows them just 
fine. Also the OSD isn't working making normal VDR use a hassle and I'm forced 
to switch the the s-video side to see EPG, timers etc.

Perhaps the supplied vdr-sxfe (or something like that) binaries work better, 
but from my initial tests that client didn't show most channels either.

So xineliboutput can't be what budget card people use, so I guess it's time to 
test vdr-xine. My initial gut feeling is that VDR isn't meant for X11 output 
at all, and it just happens to be possible to kludge it somehow. 

I'd be extremely happy to be larted into submission so that I see a light 
though. :)

-- 
Jan Ekholm
jan.ekholm at smultron.net



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