[vdr] start VDR without hardware for test and tutorial

Christian Tramnitz chris.ace at gmx.net
Tue Dec 3 15:54:28 CET 2013


VDR requires an output device to start.
But as already pointed out this doesn't necessarily have to be real 
hardware but could also be a plugin.

However, instead of using (and recommending) such a heavy-scale (from 
dependency and complexity perspective) plugin like xineliboutput, how 
about the dummydevice-plugin as output plugin?
http://phivdr.dyndns.org/vdr/vdr-dummydevice/
or even the dynamite-plugin:
http://projects.vdr-developer.org/projects/show/plg-dynamite
which starts as placeholder and enables later configuration of actual 
DVB devices.



Best regards,
    Christian

Am 28.11.13 22:17, schrieb cedric.dewijs at telfort.nl:> It turns out VDR 
refuses to run when no DVB card is found. Is there a
 > configuration option somewhere to let VDR run without hardware? Can I
 > create a dummy DVB device somehow?




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