[vdr] Local frontend - using XBMC strm vs vdr-sxfe

Jonas Bardino jonas at bardinosen.dk
Fri Mar 9 16:11:42 CET 2012


On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM, Dominic Evans <oldmanuk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9 March 2012 10:09, Niels Wagenaar <n.wagenaar at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>> Does anyone have vdr-sxfe running flawlessly as a local frontend for HD content?
>>>
>>
>> I use a fully updated yaVDR 0.4 and I don't have any issues with the
>> vdr-sxfe frontend.
>
> Hmm. I have the same (yaVDR) running on an ION330 box. The channels I
> most have problems with are 1080i HD at bitrates of around 9-10 MB/s.
> Perhaps you could post your ~/.xine/config_xineliboutput to
> http://gist.github.com or http://paste.ubuntu.com ?
<cut>

I'm running yavdr unstable-vdr packages on an Asrock 330HT box (ION)
with xubuntu oneiric. I tuned the xineliboutput config a lot before I
got anything bearable for HD channels. However, it turned out the the
video buffers were the main problem, so most of the rest can use
defaults.
My current settings are dumped below:
0|~ > egrep -v '^#' /tmp/config_xineliboutput|egrep -v '^$'
.version:2
audio.device.alsa_front_device:default
audio.device.alsa_mixer_name:Master
audio.device.alsa_mmap_enable:1
audio.output.speaker_arrangement:Surround 5.1
audio.synchronization.av_sync_method:resample
video.output.vdpau_hd_deinterlace_method:half temporal
video.processing.ffmpeg_thread_count:4
effects.goom.fps:25
effects.goom.height:576
effects.goom.width:720
engine.buffers.audio_num_buffers:500
engine.buffers.video_num_buffers:250
engine.buffers.video_num_frames:22
engine.performance.memcpy_method:libc


I launch vdr-sxfe with a command that overrides video_num_buffers,
since it keeps getting silently reverted to 250 in the conf:
0|~ > grep xvdr /tmp/open-vdr-sxfe.sh
vdr-sxfe xvdr+tcp://localhost:37890 --post tvtime:method=use_vo_driver
--audio=alsa --fullscreen --video=vdpau --reconnect --buffers=1000

The result is still not perfect with occasional glitches but it's not
bad and after fighting for months with just getting HD channels
running I'm quite happy.

I hope it helps.

Cheers, Jonas



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