[vdr] Recommendation for new hd vdr system.

Theunis Potgieter theunis.potgieter at gmail.com
Fri Dec 25 12:41:12 CET 2009


2009/12/25 Gerald Dachs <vdr at dachsweb.de>
>
> Am Fri, 25 Dec 2009 11:43:06 +0100
> schrieb Carsten Koch <CarstenKochElsdorf at web.de>:
>
> > On Thu, 2009-12-24 at 17:55 +0000, Tony Houghton wrote:
> > ...
> > > > + I originally set up the system as a diskless (nfsroot)
> > > >   system, but KDE 4 (I am using OpenSuSE 11.2) performs
> > > >   unbearably slow, so I was forced to install a hard disk.
> > >
> > > Couldn't you use a much lighter desktop if this is a PC especially
> > > for VDR?
> >
> > Running VDR is important, but not the only purpose.
> > Surfing the internet, watching DVDs and BlueRays, etc.
> > is a lot of fun on an HD beamer. :-)
>
> The desktop doesn't play DVDs or BlueRays. This is done by
> xineliboutput, xine and xbmc ... To start xbmc a lircrc
> skript for irexec would be enough. No need for a desktop.
>
Indeed, the only two applications running on desktop side would be X
and the application which is your frontend, either xine or
xineliboutput.

xineliboutput does have the advantage that it has a media menu
built-in for alternative media. It can do things like watch
dvd/iso/pictures/music/blu-ray/avi/wmv. The latest snapshot supports
cropping when xineliboutput was set to use video vdpau. And you
already have a nvidia machine.
>
> Gerald
>
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