[vdr] Best practices for running vdr-xine

Lars Olsson baronen4711 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 21:16:46 CEST 2009


I am a happy VDR user since a couple of years ago. Before VDR, I used Mythtv
but switched due to its hardware requirements and bugs.
My VDR is an (very) old Duron 700 MHz with 1 Technotrend FF card and 1 PVR
350 card.
It has been no problem recording two channels (SD) at a time and watch a
different recording trough FF card tv-out. FANTASTIC!
The VDR box is soon going to be replaced by a faster machine, but will keep
the current tv cards.

The problem is now to find out how to setup VDR on my new computer.
Should I use
- FF-TVout?
- vdr-xine
- xine-liboutput?

By just reading this thread, I can see that people has different favourites.
My personal fealing is that VDR is lacking recommendations / good
documentation on how to setup/configure "TV-out" in the best way, or at
least describe pros/cons for each alternative.  Is this a point where Mythtv
beats VDR? I hope that I am wrong.
Or have I missed anything?

regards,
baronen


2009/4/29 VDR User <user.vdr at gmail.com>

> I've only ever used vdr-xine and I must say it's pretty easy to get
> going.  I've never used (or installed) Linux as a desktop either,
> maybe that's where people get problems?
>
> For years it was console-only Debian with nexus-s tv-out.  When that
> didn't cut it anymore due to things like hdtv, hdmi, etc. I bought a
> cheap vdpau video card, tried vdr-xine for the first time, and have
> been happy ever since!  The few problems I had were all code-related
> and quickly resolved by the developers so I couldn't be happier.
>
> The old advice is still true, use whatever works for you. :)
>
> Cheers,
> Derek
>
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