[vdr] DIVX recordings? :)

Lars Bläser lblaeser at mainz-online.de
Sun Sep 5 13:53:30 CEST 2010


On 05.09.2010 12:54, Teemu Suikki wrote:
> I know this is probably too much to ask at this moment when there just
> has been a transition to TS.. Anyway, here it goes. :)
> 
> I often compress my older recordings to Divx, to save space. However I
> never remember to watch them because they don't show up in VDR
> recordings anymore. :) I know I can watch them with the Mplayer
> plugin, but it's not convenient, especially if you are recording some
> series and half of the episodes are divx and half VDR..
> 
> So basicly I would like to be able to compress vdr recording to divx,
> but still view it like normal VDR recording. It would be quite enough
> to simply launch mplayer-plugin for the file if divx format is
> detected? Editing etc is not necessary at all.
> 
> This is probably something I can do myself, but I just thought I ask
> in case someone else has already done something similar. :)

there ist a archive patch for vdr that will link a archive dvd into
recordings and there is a media detection plugin (for dvd, audio cd, ...)
it could be possible to look for divx, gather informations and build
representations of that divx into recordings directory and if a divx
recording is selected it will have to recognize that and branch to the
proper replay plugin - but that's all very dirty and complicated, maybe
its easier to write a plugin that gathers all information about
recordings, divx, dvd-images, ... and put that into a small database and
instead of opening the recordings function open this plugin (like open
epg search instead of the normal epg function of vdr) and select a
"media entry" (recording, divx, ...) and the plugin will handle what
happens next (normal recording or mplayer, ...)
xxv does have a db function for recordings, maybe its possible to use
that as base? there is a media library function, maybe already something
in that direction, a kind of front end vdr-plugin (graphics
representation because xxv is made for use with browser) for that
medialib function could do the magic? xxv itself can also be extended by
modules
http://www.linuxtv.org/vdrwiki/index.php/Xxv

or just use the filebrowser plugin?
thats the way reel multimedia solved it with the ReelBox Avantgard (vdr
based)
http://vdr.nasenbaeren.net/filebrowser/



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