[vdr] [Announce] streamdev-0.6.1

Füley István aironet at tigercomp.ro
Fri Nov 29 11:17:58 CET 2013


Hello,

I'm using a pretty complex vdr configuration, with 4 DVB-S2 devices, 
every one of them is connected to 5 or 6 LNB's. The main 
(streamdev-server) vdr instance is using all the 4 adapters, and 
vdr-sxfe for output. I also run 2 more vdr instaces with stremdev-client 
(without real DVB adapter), also using vdr-sxfe. (All the 3 vdrs are 
running on the server machines, vdr-sxfes are running on remote, client 
systems).
I would like to explain my problem as simpe, as possible:
Let's say, that my /dev/dvb/adapter0 is providing 3 channels: CH1, CH2, 
CH3, and my adapter 1 is providing 4 channels: CH1..CH4.
On the main vdr I'm watching CH1 using adapter 1.
Until the client is watching CH1..CH3, I have no problem watching the 
server vdr, as the client uses adapter0.
As the client switches to CH4, the main VDR also switches to CH4, as it 
can stream it only using my currently being used adapter1.
I tried several priority setups to handle this, but I wasn't able to 
change this behaviour.
My goal would be, to be 100% sure, that whatever happens on the client 
side, it shouldn't affect the one who is watching the server (and the 
client should get a "channel not available" message.)

thanks for the great work!

istván

2013.11.28. 22:48 keltezéssel, Frank Schmirler írta:
> Hi,
>
> it was about time to publish a streamdev release for VDR 2.0. Streamdev-0.6.1
> is now available from
> http://projects.vdr-developer.org/projects/plg-streamdev/files. The server
> plugin requires at least VDR 1.7.25. The client plugin should even work with
> VDR 1.6. On VDR version up to 1.7.33 the Makefiles have to be replaced by the
> old versions which are shipped along with the source.
>
> Besides bugfixes and internal changes the following features have been added
> since 0.6.0:
>
> The client plugin can now provide multiple devices, allowing the client to
> receive more than one transponder from the same server (e.g. for PiP or
> clientside recordings). So it is no longer necessary to add a copy of the
> plugin unless you want to connect with multiple servers.
>
> Basic support for HTTP streaming of recordings. There is still a lot to do. In
> particular a proper menu and remuxing are missing. At the moment the recording
> is streamed "as-is" (usually TS), even if the menu suggests something different.
>
> In addition to the HTML menu and the M3U playlists, the HTTP server now also
> offers RSS feeds. Some smart TV apps should be able to make use of it.
>
> A new option in streamdev-server suspends local output when starting. The
> default value "auto" will do this only if no output device is detected.
>
> Here's the complete changelog:
> - Updated Slovak translation (thanks to Milan Hrala)
> - Updated Finnish translation (thanks to Rolf Ahrenberg)
> - Disabled PS remuxer which is said to produce anything but PS
> - The patches intcamdevices and ignore_missing_cam are no longer required on
> VDR >= 1.7.30. The localchannelprovide patch became obsolete with VDR 1.7.21.
> - Added option to suspend live TV when the server starts
> - Set device occupied when streamdev switches away LiveTV on the server, to
> reduce the risk that the VDR main loop immediately switches back, resulting in
> a black screen on the client (reported by hummel99)
> - Fixed channel switch issues with priority > 0 (reported by hummel99)
> - Removed noisy debug messages
> - Fixed HTTP menu destruction
> - API change of VDR 2.1.2
> - Fixed priority handling, messed up when adding multi-device support
> - Added HTTP "Server" header (suggested by hivdr)
> - Ignore dummy file extensions (.ts, .vob, .vdr) when parsing HTTP URIs
> - Select start position for replaying a recording by parameter pos=. Supported
> values are resume, mark.#, time.#, frame.# or a plain # representing a
> percentage if < 100 or a byte position otherwise (thanks to hivdr)
> - Start cSuspendCtl hidden or it will prevent idle shutdown (thanks to thomasjfox)
> - Fixed recordings menu inode numbers: ino_t is a long long on some systems
> - Updated Slovak translation (thanks to Milan Hrala)
> - Adapted Makefiles to VDR 1.7.36+ (thanks to macmenot). Old makefiles have
> been renamed to Makefile-1.7.33.
> - API changes of VDR 1.7.38 (thanks to mal at vdr-developer)
> - Added simple recordings menu in HTTP server
> - Restructured menuHTTP classes
> - Added RSS format for HTTP menus
> - Recordings can now also be selected by struct stat "st_dev:st_ino.rec"
> - Implemented multi-device support for streamdev client (suggested by johns)
> - Basic support for HTTP streaming of recordings
> - Close writer when streamer is finished
> - Don't abort VTP connection if filter stream is broken
> - Restructured cStreamdevStreamer: Moved inbound buffer into actual subclass.
> - In cStreamdevStreamer dropped Activate(bool) and moved its code into Start().
> - Moved cStreamdevFilterStreamer to livefilter.[hc]
> - Return HTTP/1.1 compliant response headers plus some always useful headers
> - Return HTTP URL parameters ending with ".dlna.org" as response headers
> - Store HTTP URL parameters in a map
> - Support HTTP HEAD requests with external remuxer
> - Fixed always using priority 0 for HTTP HEAD requests
> - Start writer right after creating it
> - Corrected typos (thanks to Ville Skyttä)
> - Fixed compiler error in client/device.c with VDR < 1.7.22 (reported by
> Uwe at vdrportal)
> - Updated Italian translation (thanks to Diego Pierotto)
> - Added DeviceName() and DeviceType() to client device. The server IP and the
> number of the device used on the server are returned respectively.
>
> Have fun,
> Frank
>
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