[vdr] VDR frontend device: Xtreamer

Theunis Potgieter theunis.potgieter at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 16:18:21 CET 2009


2009/12/1 alexw <alexw at undercover.mine.nu>

> On 11/29/2009 04:13 PM, Theunis Potgieter wrote:
>
>> 2009/11/27 alexw<alexw at undercover.mine.nu>:
>>
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I do.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> Do you use an Xtreamer device as a frontend, what are you using to achive
>> this?
>>
>>
>>
>
> I am using a PCH-A110 device with vdr-ui running on a separate server (for
> better integration). Channels are served using the standard streamdev
> plugin.
> The only drawback is the necessity to quit (close) the running stream and
> go back to the vdr-ui selection page each time you want to change to another
> channel.
>
> I have managed to build a jsp playlist with all VDR channels, but channel
> change is not quick enough to bring a good `surfing` experience with this
> method.
>
> Using xineliboutput you can watch the `live` stream and change channel
> without quitting the player but the mono pmt parser fails sometime to get
> the new pids (tested with soft and hard demuxerm. m2ts and pes container). I
> am convinced that this is the best way to have an acceptable switching time
> between 2 channels reusing existing player with low key/remote dev (directfb
> keyb app to redirect remote key to VDR app).
>
>
I tried this with vdr-1.7.9 and as soon as I switch the channel the Xtreamer
device stops. I still need to press stop and play again.
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