[vdr] Best practices for running vdr-xine

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Sun May 3 00:13:35 CEST 2009

Simon Baxter wrote:
> IMHO...
> I've used both, and xineliboutput is arguably easier to get working as you 
> only need the standard xine-lib for your repo, but....
> I've chosen over the years to use vdr-xine as it seems to give the most 
> options to change the front end, as it uses the standard one.

What do you mean here?

xineliboutput can be used with standard xine frontends as well, e.g.
with xine-ui:
xine "xvdr://;demux:mpeg_block"

> I start it 
> with:
> xine --no-splash -Bfpqg -r anamorphic -V 
> xv -Dtvtime:method=Greedy2Frame,cheap_mode=0,pulldown=0,use_progressive_frame_flag=1 
>  --post vdr_video --post vdr_audio vdr://tmp/vdr-xine/stream#demux:mpeg_pes 
>  > /dev/null 2>&1
> It's served me well for 5 years...

Anssi Hannula

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