[vdr] Best practices for running vdr-xine

Torgeir Veimo torgeir at pobox.com
Fri May 1 10:29:52 CEST 2009


You might have to specify that those encrypted channels are only tuned
through that card.

2009/5/1 Jan Ekholm <jan.ekholm at smultron.net>

> On Wednesday 29 April 2009 17:47:46 Petri Helin wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 5:22 PM, Jan Ekholm <jan.ekholm at smultron.net>
> wrote:
> > > I use the following:
> > >
> > > PLUGINS="-P\"xineliboutput --primary --local=none --remote=37890 --
> > >
> post=tvtime:method=Linear,cheap_mode=1,pulldown=0,use_progressive_frame_f
> > >lag=1\""
> > >
> > > So yeah, it's primary all right.
> >
> > You said earlier that you use HTTP to connect with your frontend. The
> > xineliboutput README states the following:
> >
> > Using with other media players (mplayer, vlc, ...)
> >
> >    Primary device video and audio (without OSD or subtitles)
> >    can be streamed from plugin control port to almost any media
> >    player using http or rtsp.
> >
> > So, you might want to use a xine-based frontend (for example vdr-sxfe
> > or xine-ui) with xvdr.
>
> Ok, I tried vdr-sxfe and it indeed is a much better solution and the OSD
> works
> exactly as it should. It's really looking nice.
>
> However, I still can see only a small subset of the channels that "normal"
> VDR
> can see. I somehow suspect it's due to my hw setup:
>
> * 1 Hauppuage FF DVB-c
> * 1 Hauppuage FF DVB-c + CI
>
> The second card is the old primary card where the s-video is connected. I
> can
> only actually see channels that the second card *only* can tune into, i.e.
> a
> few encrypted channels for which the CI is used. All other normal open
> channels can not be seen using vdr-sxfe, I just get a "No signal" image. I
> suspect that the first DVB card is normally used for tuning into these
> channels, but that shouldn't matter, should it?
>
> If I could just get all channels shown this solution would totally rock my
> setup. :)
>
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